FREE DELIVERY on all orders over £50
QUALITY ASSURED Grown by us for you
OVER 60 YEARS Growing experience
Basil Sweet Seeds
Basil Sweet Seeds
Basil Sweet Seeds
Basil Sweet Seeds

Basil 'Sweet' Seeds

Grow your own deliciously sweet and aromatic basil at home. A popular choice for cooking all over the world, this 'Sweet' Basil is the classic, large-leaved variety that is very easy to grow. Perfect when… Read more
Info
Delivery
Price
Qty
450 Seeds
700032
IN STOCK  
£3.99
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Planting Months
Fruiting Months
Sowing Months
MORE INFORMATION
Grow your own deliciously sweet and aromatic basil at home. A popular choice for cooking all over the world, this 'Sweet' Basil is the classic, large-leaved variety that is very easy to grow. Perfect when planted in pots for your windowsill or outdoors in a container. Just position them in a sunny but sheltered position. Delivered as a pack of 450 seeds. Sow indoors or outdoors all year.
PLANT FEATURES
  • Height:30 cm
  • Spread:30 cm
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Edible
  • Easy To Grow
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

  • Protect outdoor-grown seedlings from slugs.
  • Cut leaves regularly to encourage new growth and remove flowers to prolong picking.
  • Plant plenty so you have enough to make fresh pesto once tasted, you will never go back!
  • For maximum flavour, leaves should be added to cooked dishes at the last minute.

Care Guide

How to grow Basil

  • Sow indoors all year round for indoor crops and March to May for outdoor crops. Sow 0.5cm (in) deep, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20C (60-68F) is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. For outdoor crops, accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 20cm (8in) apart. Alternatively, plants can be grown on a light windowsill.
  • Or sow outdoors, where they are to crop, 0.5cm (in) deep, directly into finely prepared soil that has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 20cm (8in) apart. For a continuous supply, make sowings every 2-3 weeks.
  • Harvesting: Leaves are best picked immediately before use. (Outdoor crops from June).

Aftercare

  • Protect outdoor seedlings from slugs.
  • Keep the compost moist, allowing to almost dry out between watering. Do not over-water or allow pots to stand in excess water.
  • Pick regularly to encourage new, young leaves to grow.
  • Remove flowerheads as soon as they appear to prevent the plant from bolting.
  • Feed regularly with a general-purpose liquid fertiliser to encourage new growth.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow 7 to 10 days for your delivery to arrive. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

We send most of our orders via a fully tracked courier service with Yodel. We will send you a tracking link as soon as your order has been dispatched. To avoid perishable items being stuck at depots and deteriorating, we will not require a signature on delivery, and we ask out couriers to leave your item in a safe place ad your delivery address.

*Please note, once your item has been delivered, we cannot be held responsible for loss or theft from your delivery address. If you have delivery instruction and require our courier to leave your item in a specific place, please let us know - there is an option to leave a message for the courier at the checkout.

For smaller and single-item orders, we may send these via the post with Royal Mail - Tracking will not be available for orders sent via this method.

**Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day or time. Delivery to outlying postcode areas may take 1-2 days longer, dependent on your location.

For all orders, a delivery fee of £6.99 will be charged. Some items have additional surcharges, as noted on the product page

REVIEWS

There are currently no reviews for this item.

Close Video
Size Guide
X
Small Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Ease

Grow On?:
Yes

Medium Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Ease

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Ease

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

Item Added To Basket