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Mrs. Burns’ Lemon Basil is a legendary heirloom plant that has been grown since the 1920’s. The lemon-scented, light-green leaves can be used in cooking, eaten raw and added to baked treats. A total one off, sweet like basil.

Appearance: Lemon scented light green leaves

Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum

Name: Mrs. Burns’ Lemon Basil  

Variety: Basil

Quantity: 120 seeds

Plant size: Height 40cm, width 20cm

Container size: Height 20cm, width 20cm

Sowing: Indoor February-March, Outdoors April-June

Timing: Germination 5-10 days, harvesting 40-60 days

Spacing: When sowing 1-3cm, when thinning 3-5cm

Growing: Full sun to partial shade, regular watering but not overdone, well-drained, light and moist soil, light feeder for feeding

Caring: Prune the basil early and often by pinching off the upper set of leaves. Cut the flowers off to prevent the leaves from becoming bitter

Supporting: Pollinators attracts bees and butterflies

Pests: Repels aphids and mosquitos

Harvesting: Keep in a glass of water and in a cool, dry, dark spot once harvested

Medicinal: Refreshing and relaxing, basil stimulates appetite and lifts the mood

Eating: Use in soups, sauces, marinades  

Companion plant: Tomatoes, peppers, oregano, garlic, chives, parsley, alpine strawberries

All seeds come in robust packaging with seeding/growing instructions.