The aromatic seeds of Genoese Giant Basil will allow you to obtain plants that impregnate your garden with an intense aroma.
It is native to Asia, but very popular all over the world and widely used especially in Mediterranean cuisine, it is a basic ingredient in many recipes.
Besides its gastronomic uses at a medicinal level it also has benefits is stimulant of appetite, it favors digestion relieving gas and colic.
The great advantage of these garden seeds is that the plants are resistant to pests, although you have to be careful with the caterpillars that can attack your plant.
You can sow them directly in the ground or use seedbeds for subsequent transplantation to pots after 1 month when it already shows 4 or 5 leaves.
Try to provide a rich substrate and fertilized before sowing because during its development it is not convenient to apply fertilizers because they alter its aroma.
These plants need at least 6 hours of sun per day, you can sow them with tranquility between March and May and their harvest is harvested after 5 months.
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Characteristics of the Genoese Giant Basil.
- Aromatic plant.
- Use: Gastronomic and medicinal.
- Aroma: Intense.
- Planting type: seedbed or direct soil.
- Properties: stimulates the appetite, digestive.
- Resistant to pests.
- Sun exposure: 6 hours a day.
- Harvest: 5 months.
- Way of cultivation: directly to the ground or in a seedbed, transplanting into a 50x10cm frame.