Ocimum basilicum – Spicy
Extra strong basil!
The strength of spicy basil means a small amount is all that’s needed. However, feel free to be liberal and bold when using this perky little member of the basil family.
Growing time: 5-8 weeks
Cutting and harvesting: Pinch the top to maintain growth
Package includes: 3 plant capsules + nutrients
Spicy basil germinates quickly, in 5-6 days.
The first leaves grow in a few weeks. Growth accelerates about one month after sowing. It is advisable to start cutting basil early. When the plant is about 4-8 cm high, cut the top pair of leaves.
From then on, harvest by cutting the stem just above the pair of leaves below. This will encourage new branches and thicker growth, producing more leaves to harvest. It’s possible to cut a lot of basil in one go, so long as you always leave at least one or two pairs of leaves on the plant. If basil grows too tall, it can be cut at the middle, or even lower.