500 Lemon Basil Seeds Heirloom Garden Planting Herb

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Lemon Basil is a tender annual and is shorter and has smaller leaves than regular Basil. It prefers sunny locations and rich soil. Appreciates afternoon shade in hot, southern climates. Can be grown in containers indoors as well as outside. Flowers attract honey bees and wild bees. Lemon Basil has a lemony, astringent flavor that enhances many foods. Culinary uses: vegetables, seafood, meat, poultry, eggs, rice, tea and cheese.


Basil is a leafy, fragrant annual with a bushy appearance. The most common type of basil is sweet basil; other types include purple basil (less sweet than common basil), Lemon basil (lemon flavor), and Thai basil (licorice flavor). Basil is easy to grow and works well in Italian dishes, but it only grows in the summer, so plan accordingly.


To get a head start, start the seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last spring frost.

Ensure your outdoor site gets 6 to 8 hours of full Sun daily; soil should be moist and well-drained.

After the last frost date, plant the seeds/seedlings in the ground about ¼-inch deep. The soil should be around 70ºF for best growth.

Plant the seeds/seedlings about 10 to 12 inches apart. They should grow to about 12 to 24 inches in height. For smaller plants, plant farther apart (about 16 to 24 inches).

During the dry periods in summer, water the plants freely.

Remember to pinch out the flower heads as soon as they appear to make sure that the leaves will continue growing.

If you’re planning on cooking with these plants, plant in clean soil (don’t use fertilizers that leave harmful residues) and grow them away from driveways and busy streets so that exhaust won’t settle on the plants.

Tomatoes make great neighbors for basil plants in the garden.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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