Basil – Thai (Organic)

£2.00£3.70

Irreplaceable, anise-flavoured variety used in Asian cooking on a compact plant that is equally as ornamental as it is culinary . Striking both in flavour and appearance, Thai basil has a more concentrated, spicy flavour than its more well known cousin with notes of anise and liquorice. It has smaller, narrow, pointed leaves with flowers and stems of a deep purple. It’s perfect for Thai green and red curries and stir fries and is resilient to longer cooking methods.

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When to sow: March – July

Spacing: 15 x 30cm

Basil tips: Sow into a seed tray and prick out plants when they are still small to avoid root damage. Alternatively sow in modules.
Plant out either under cover, or in a sunny and sheltered spot at final spacing. Harvest the tips of shoots back to a node to keep the plants producing tender new leaves. If plants are becoming leggy, they can be cut back to 1/3 of their size. They should produce new growth.