Basil Greek

 

The leaves of Greek basil are smaller than the more commonly available sweet basil, and their flavour is softer and slightly sweeter too, with just a hint of spice. They make excellent pesto and can be used to enhance the flavour of tomato based sauces and pizzas. Compact in habit, it will make an excellent plant for a pot.

 

 

Plant in moist free draining soil where it will thrive in a warm, sunny spot.

 

General Herb Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if the Herb is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Herb and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Herb is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.