Other Name: Sabja seeds
Period/Seasonal Colour: The flowers are small, white in color and arranged in a terminal spike.
Height: Basil grows well in a 12-inch or larger container.
Where To Plant: Start seedlings indoors 4 weeks before setting into the garden.
When To Plant: Basil loves the heat. Either sow seeds or plant seedlings in pots or the soil after all danger of frost has passed. That’s usually mid May or June.
How To Plant: sow seeds 3-to 4-inches apart in rows 2 feet apart. Thin seedlings once the second set of leaves form so plants are about 1- to 2-feet apart.
Added Benefits: One of the tastiest and easiest herbs to grow is Ocimum basilicum, or sweet basil. Basil plant seeds are a member of the Lamiaceae (mint) family.
Tips: When the plants are 6 inches tall, pinch off the top to promote side branching. This will create a bushier, leafier plant.