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How to grow basil from seed


Overview

Basil is an easy herb to grow, and does well on a warm, sunny window sill. After about five weeks, the seeds will be ready for pricking out. You can keep basil plants indoors all summer, or transplant them outside in late-May.
Do it: March - June
At its best: May - September
Takes just: ten minutes to sow the seeds



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honesthunk 24/11/2011 at 15:27

thanx very much

joannep 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Brilliant, step by step for us beginners. Thanks

tattoosue 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Brilliant! I've germinated 6 varieties and they're all doing well. Thank you.

bubble-fish 24/11/2011 at 15:27

I'm pretty much a COMPLETE beginner with gardening, and I think this is a brilliant guide. I've just planted my basil, with plans to do parsley in the same way if this goes well.

Yintonwah 24/11/2011 at 15:28

when do i start to prick out the leaves to bush up my basil plants, as they tend to grow talk and spindly?

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