Approximately 100 Seeds
Cinnamon basil is beautiful and aromatic, it has a reddy purple stems, slightly pointed leaves and purple flowers. It is also known as Mexican basil. It does not like the cold and is not frost hardy. If you do not have a greenhouse basil will grow happily on a sunny windowsill and even outside in a sunny sheltered spot.
- Sow in a location with full sun (or Partial Shade) outdoors after all danger of frost and when it is warm. Basil can be planted outside from early-spring through mid-summer.
- For earlier plants or out of season, start seeds indoors and set plants outside when it is warm, after all danger of frost. Cover seed with 1/16 to 1/8 inch fine soil. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
- Thin or transplant when at least 2 inches tall to approximately 8-10 inches apart. Indoors, transplant seedlings to individual pots and set plants outside when it is warm and after all danger of frost.
- Harvest leaves continually to encourage new growth. Use pruned leaves or harvested plants fresh or dry them in a warm, airy place.
- If you practice companion planting, plant basil near tomatoes and peppers to enhance their growth