Quantity 100 seeds
Germination: approx. 7-10 days at 20 °C
Spanish basil seeds (Ocimum basilicum "minimum")
This beautiful type of small, compact basil leaf grows much better in a pot than other types of large leaf basils. This is why it is often found on window sills as an effective mosquito repellant. The leaves of course can also be used for cooking.
Soil: permeable soils and regular watering or plant dries very quickly. Potting is an advantage in cold and rainy areas.
Light: Needs a lot of sun and light.
Multiplication: With mini cuttings in greenhouses. With temperatures around 20 ° C it can be grown from seeds that need light to germinate. Place on the soil, press lightly and keep wet, germination takes approx. after14 days.
In winter: it does not survive the winter. Sprouts in late spring or you can pre cultivate on a window sill
In the kitchen: Basil should be used always fresh, because dry it loses its aroma. Therefore it is recommended that you have a basil plant for immediate use in the kitchen. If you do not want to go without basil in winter it can be frozen, and you can also prepare a winter basil vinegar and basil oil. The best-known uses in the kitchen are the salad (insalata caprese) in tomato sauce pizza and the most famous Genovese pesto. But there are also herbal liqueurs containing its typical aroma.
In the home:
Medicinal: For digestive problems, but also for disrupted sleep, depression and migraines. Antispasmodic and analgesic properties have also been demonstrated.