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joann714 Store HERB THAI BASIL SEEDS. Germanation: > 85% (tested) PURITY: 99% NON TREATED SEEDSMost of Oriental basils have a clove-like flavor that is generally stronger than that of Western basils. Basils are very popular in Thai cooking. Vietnamese and Chinese also use fresh or dried basils in soups and foods. Shippingfast with tracking number.Herb Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicumHerb Duration: AnnualDays to Herb Maturity: 75 to 80 DaysHerb Height: 12 in to 18 inHerb Spacing: -HerbPlanting: Sow seeds indoors before last frost, or direct sow seeds outside afterlast frost. Plant seeds just under soil surface, and waterSoilThai basil plants and Rosemary are great companion plants. Both ofthe herbs use the same fertilizerand prefer well-drained soil. If grown outside in a raised bed garden, Rosemary acts as a buffer againstflooding. When growing Thai basil, try a nutrient rich fertilizer offish-emulsion and seaweed solution.SunlightPlanting thai basil enjoys plenty of the sun’s rays as most basildoes. Place plants in a well-exposed sunny area. Sunlight is key in growinghealthy and tasteful herbs. If you decide to plant outside, this plant canstand up to rain and wind.WaterThe herb may be watered on a daily basis but take care not to overwater. A sign of over wateringis when the leaves turn yellow. If this happens, skip watering for a day. Ifthe plant is watered too little, the bud or flowerswill show signs of suffering. Maintain a balanced moisture level for thrivingplants.HarvestThai basil tends to be more compact then otherbasils with thinner and smaller leaves. The herb is an anise-flavored variety with a delicate clove scent and flavor. The plant is bestharvested at the top of a group of leaves. If you cut in the middle, the stemwill rot and die. To fix this mistake, cut the lower stem to above the next setof foliage.It is recommended that you cut off the flowers. If a lot of theplant's energy focuses on producing buds, it takes away from the taste. Cut theflowers several days before a planned harvest. When harvesting, take the plantdown to approximately six inches.Harvest early in the morning when basilretains most of its flavor. Waterthe plant prior to harvesting for an even more flavorful taste. For countryherb vinegar- put four sprigs of basil in a bottle of white wine vinegar. Sealthe bottle and leave in a sunny place for two weeks. It is delicious pouredover sliced tomatoes.* Add to omelets or scrambled eggs.* Rubbed in the skin, it works as a mosquito repellent.* Rub onto temples to relieve headaches.* Burn basil on the barbeque to deter mosquitoes.To make pesto sauce, fill a cup with fresh basil leaves. Put in ablender with garlic cloves, parsley, olive oil, parmesan cheese, handful ofroasted pine nuts, salt, and blend.A Basil mayonnaise is a great relish for hamburgers and bastes forchicken before roasting. Mix a handful of basil leaves in a blender with mayoand crushed garlic.StorageCut the herb prior to use because basil is a short-lived herb andonly retains flavor for a few days. A handy way to preserve basil is to freezethe leaves as soon after picking as possible in ice cubes. When frozen solid,transfer the cubes into bags and place into the freezer. Growing thai basilgives off a wonderful aroma and is a delightful addition to any garden andsignature recipes.On Jul-27-13 at 08:48:34 PDT, seller added the following information: FREE! Sellers: Add a FREE map to your listings. FREE!