Garden Guide for Zone 8b
- Soil: Well-drained soil
- Water: Regular watering
- Light: Full sun
- Sowing Method: Direct sow or transplant
- Growing Days: 60
Planting Instructions: Sow basil seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date or direct sow in the garden after danger of frost. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep. When seedlings have 2 pairs of leaves, thin to 12 inches apart.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest leaves as needed throughout the summer. For the best flavor, pick early in the morning when the essential oils are at their peak. To dry, hang small bunches of basil upside down in a warm, dry place.