This seed is from 2008 so we’ll see how it does. I sowed thickly.
This germinated well. I potted it up in 36 individual pots some with as many as 4 plants.
On May 6 I put around 6 of the starts into the garden.
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SSSprout's Italian Large Leaf Basil Care Instructions
If sowing directly, sow at a depth of approx. 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) between Basil plants.
Basil 'Italian Large Leaf' normally grows to a mature height of 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Your garden has full sun light, which is a great match for Basil 'Italian Large Leaf'.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (6a) is within the ideal range for Basil 'Italian Large Leaf'. The recommended range is between Zone 4 and 10.
A soil ph of between 6.0 and 7.5 is ideal for Basil 'Italian Large Leaf' as it does best in acidic to alkaline soil so test your soil acidity often.
More information about Italian Large Leaf Basil is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Italian Large Leaf Basil Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.