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Growing Instructions for Basil - GenoveseGrowing Instructions for Basil - Genovese<div class="ExternalClass2FCC92AD4AF44D8BBDE7A5703D5104DF"><h2>Sowing<br></h2><h4>Direct seed (recommended): Plant seeds 1/4" deep, 2-3 seeds per inch, in rows 18" apart.</h4><h4>Firm the soil over the seeds. Thinning is not necessary, but a final spacing of 4-8" apart produces healthy, full plants. Transplant: Sow indoors 6 weeks prior to setting out. Plant 1/4" deep and keep at 70°F (21°C) for best germination.<br></h4><h2>Harvest<br></h2><h4>Begin light harvesting after plants have become established. It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler, and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6" above the ground to promote a second growth. Leaves are easily bruised when picking,​<br></h4><p><br></p></div>

















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