•Lemon basil has a unique herbal, sweet, and tangy flavor with notes of lemon mixed with anise.
•Germination: 7-20 days
Lemon basil is an excellent source of beta-carotene, a pigment that is converted into vitamin A in the body to protect against vision loss. The greens are also a good source of vitamin K to assist in faster wound healing and provide some magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, calcium, and vitamin C. In addition to vitamins and minerals, Lemon basil contains the compounds limonene and citral, contributing to the herb’s citrus-like flavor and supplying some anti-inflammatory properties.
•Sow seed in trays, cover it with thin layer of soil on the top and misting with sprayer.
•Cover the sowing tray with black plastic bag and placed it at the shady places.
•When the seeds have germinated, water sparingly to prevent ‘damping off.’
•Carefully transplant each seedling to a small pot and grow on for 4 weeks. Either transplant into larger pot (about 15cm) or into garden, spacing plants every 25cm apart, in rows 25cm apart.