There is nothing more tasty or satisfying than using your own home grown, freshly cut herbs to add flavour and vibrance to your cooking.
Greek Basil is a very compact strain of basil with tiny leaves. This variety would be ideal for sprinkling on salads or adding to oils and vinegars to make something really special for the table.
In April/May in a soil-less seed compost. Cover very lighty with soil and keep moist. Initially maintain at 25°C. Prick out when large enough and grow on in small pots and reduce temperature to 20°C. Prefers sheltered site in full sun.
Not before the beginning of June in the south of the British Isles. Outdoor cultivation is not recommended in the north.
Leaves in July and August.