You’re going to grow it and say, “Huh, that really DOES taste like lime.” No joke. This small, bushy basil bares well with very little disease pressure. It makes some great cocktails or a very interesting Caprese salad.
- Start Indoors: March 15, Transplant: April 15; Direct Seed: April 15
- Planting Depth: ⅛ in. to ¼ in.
- Germination Rate: 88%
Basil likes the the warm sun, so start these guys indoors and plant outside after our final frost date, April 15. Even then you’ll want to keep your plants covered in a cold frame or just wait a bit to transplant to ensure nice warm nights. Harvest center-top branches to avoid bolting and to help your plant bush out, meaning more shoots and a bigger harvest.
- For Raised Beds: Space plants 8-12 in. apart, leaving 12 in. between rows.
- For Containers: Can be grown in a container as small as a 1-gallon container or a shallow window box, but will thrive in a deep container measuring 2 gallons or more.