Considered by many as the classic basil, with large leaves and a mild aniseed flavour popular for Mediterranean salads, soups and tomato dishes. Add to dishes at the last minute to retain flavour.Grow your own fresh herbs to revitalise and maximise flavours to a wide range of dishes as a delicious garnish before serving or during cooking. Low in fat, herbs can be used fresh or dried and are easy to grow whether you live in the city or in the country. All you need is a windowsill and a pot to create your very own herb garden for environmentally friendly, sustainable living. Characteristics:When to Sow: All year roundWhen to Harvest: All year roundSoil Type: Well drained soilHeight: up to 3cmAdvice: When cooking with basil, add at the last minute to retain flavourPacket Contents: Average 625 seedsLatin name: Ocimum basilicumTransplanting: If sowing indoors will need transplanting to larger plant potsJohnsons’ premium ranges of flower and vegetable packet seeds feature captivating flowers and authentic vegetables from around the world. No matter what the size of your growing space, either a spacious garden or a limited patio, the high quality of Johnsons’ seeds cater for any needs.Explore more of our horticultural range; we have a wide selection of gardening essentials available from compost to plant pots Have a query or can’t find something you’re looking for? We receive new deliveries every week, so if the item you wish to purchase is currently out of stock, please contact our Customer Services Team and we may be able to reserve the items you require.Please note: Plants and seeds are classed as perishable goods and are excluded from our returns policy. This does not affect your statutory rights. See our Cancellation & Returns page for further details. In the unlikely event that you receive your goods damaged or you have been sent the incorrect item, please report your issues to our customer service team as soon as possible. Perishable goods cannot be returned unless we have sent the wrong item, or they are damaged.