When to Plant in Spring:
- Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
- To find your Average First or Last Frost, click here and type in your zip code.
Planting: sow seeds ¼” deep and place 2-3 seeds 1” apart.
Care: Thin plants to stand 12 to 18 inches apart. Pinch off white flowers as they appear to encourage continued growth.
Harvest: Cut larger leaves from the top as needed just above the node to encourage regrowth. Basil is cold-sensitive, so be sure to harvest before first frost.
Special Instructions/Tips: Easily and happily grown in containers as well as raised beds or ground plot gardens.
Germination: 5 – 10 days
Days to Maturity: 60 – 70
Preferences: plenty of water, full sun, well-draining soil