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Ocimum basilicumLemon Basil

Selected plant size: 3-inch pot

Ocimum basilicum Lemon Basil image

Ocimum basilicumLemon Basil

Selected plant size: 3-inch pot

About this plant

Growing & using Lemon Basil

Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil looks a lot like regular Sweet Basil when young but Mrs. Burns’ Lemon Basil has a distinctive lemony flavor. It is a nice basil to use with fish, green beans, Brussels sprouts and just about anything else you might put with lemon.

Basils make superb container plants and need about two gallons of soil per season. Basils grown in containers should be fertilized with an organic fertilizer often.

Allowing enough space for each plant and fertilizing regularly will provide the optimum amount of growth. Flowers should be kept cut back. If you have a long growing season, consider a second start of basil about six weeks after your first crop goes in.

For more on growing, harvesting and using Basils, be sure to read our newsletter BASIL:The Crowning Jewel of Summer.

For more fun and recipes using basil, visit our Basil pinterest page.

Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil makes a great addition to our Small Space Herb Garden Six Pack.

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