Sweet Green is a popular variety of Basil, which belongs to the Ocimum genus (Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Green'). It is an Herb and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Sweet Green is known for growing with a forb-like habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).
India is believed to be where Sweet Green originates from.
Sweet Green Basil is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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Pinch terminal shoots to encourage branching.
Harvest leaves before flowering occurs, or they will be bitter.
Cover with finely sieved compost.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.12 inches (0.3 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Sweet Green about 20 days before your last frost date.
Plant out when frost risk has passed.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sweet Green is a half hardy plant.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Sweet Green about 21 days after your last frost date.
The word basil means “king” in Greek – it is believed to have grown above the spot where St. Constantine and Helen discovered the Holy Cross.
Jewish folklore says that basil adds strength while fasting.
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