Rama Tulsi (Holy Basil) - This listing is for 50 seeds of Rama Tulsi
Compact, mounding plants bring fragrance to containers!
Aromatic species that is used as an incense and for flavouring. It is also called as Holy Basil.This herb is warming,reduces fever and inflammation. It is native to India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Can be grown in containers easily. A must have for all homes.
Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep, 2-3 seeds per inch, in rows 18 inches apart. Firm the soil well over the seeds. Thinning is not necessary. Can be started indoors in cell packs
Forming compact, mounding plants with small bright green lance-shaped leaves, Lime Basil is a snappy addition to mixed borders, and its 12- to 24-inch height is a perfect size for containers. Try growing it along garden paths so that contact with passing foot traffic will release its zesty aroma, especially on warm summer days. Just one brush of the leaves releases an invigorating lime scent that will permeate an entire room in seconds!
It germinates in 5 to 15 days. Thin when seedlings are 2 inches tall. Pinch the central stem of the plant back several times during growth to encourage the production of side shoots. Pick in 60 to 70 days for a mature harvest, or enjoy baby leaves in zesty salads in as little as 30 days. Lean soils in a sunny location will produce more flavorful oils, but it will tolerate partial sun. Be sure to grow some on a sunny indoor windowsill for fresh herbs just steps away from your cooking. It's also a bit more heat tolerant than Sweet Basil, a plus for gardens in the South. It produces small terminal racemes of white flowers, but you'll want to keep them pinched back to promote dense, bushy growth and focus the plant's energy on producing aromatic oil instead of flower production.