basil 'Purple Ruffles'

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approx 200 seeds £2.49
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<UL><br><li><b>Position:</b> full sun, sheltered and warm or a sunny windowsill<li><b>Soil:</b> fertile, moist but well drained<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> average<li><b>Hardiness:</b> tender<BR><BR>Decorative as well as tasty and nutritious, the dark purple leaves of this herb have a fringed edge and quilted appearance. Ideal for adding contrasting colour to the kitchen garden, they look wonderful when added to salads or used as a garnish. Pick plants over regularly to prevent bolting (running to seed) and to encourage lots of fresh young leaves.<BR><BR><li><b>Growing Instructions:</b> Sow seeds into pots of free-draining seed compost on a warm, sunny windowsill or in a greenhouse from late spring. Protect seedlings from slugs and cold and keep well-watered as they grow. Plant out into the herb garden or into roomy pots or troughs from early summer, after all threat of frost has passed, allowing 15-20cm between plants. Pick plants over regularly and remove any developing flowerheads immediately to prevent bolting (running to seed) and to encourage lots of fresh young leaves.<BR><BR><li><b>Sow:</b> April to June<BR><BR><li><b>Harvest:</b> July to September<BR><BR><li><b>Approximate quantity:</b> 200<BR><BR></li></ul>


  • Position: full sun, sheltered and warm or a sunny windowsill
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender

    Decorative as well as tasty and nutritious, the dark purple leaves of this herb have a fringed edge and quilted appearance. Ideal for adding contrasting colour to the kitchen garden, they look wonderful when added to salads or used as a garnish. Pick plants over regularly to prevent bolting (running to seed) and to encourage lots of fresh young leaves.

  • Growing Instructions: Sow seeds into pots of free-draining seed compost on a warm, sunny windowsill or in a greenhouse from late spring. Protect seedlings from slugs and cold and keep well-watered as they grow. Plant out into the herb garden or into roomy pots or troughs from early summer, after all threat of frost has passed, allowing 15-20cm between plants. Pick plants over regularly and remove any developing flowerheads immediately to prevent bolting (running to seed) and to encourage lots of fresh young leaves.

  • Sow: April to June

  • Harvest: July to September

  • Approximate quantity: 200

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