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Herbs and Sprouting Seeds

Learn more about herbs and sprouting seeds with our thorough plant guide that shows you when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Genovese Basil is Intensely Fragrant
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Basil 'Sweet Genovese'

Large-leaved and intensely aromatic, this is the basil to use in Italian dishes. The tender plants will grow in a sunny spot outdoors, but often do best on a bright windowsill or in a greenhouse. Pinch out young leaves regularly.
Sow: Early spring to midsummer
Harvest: Year round
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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