Sow basil

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Start basil off in the green­house or on a win­dowsill – this herb will ap­pre­ci­ate warmth and sun through sum­mer to get it­self es­tab­lished. Tamp down seed com­post in a tray, mini trough or in a few pots, then sow basil seed thinly over the top. Cover with a thin layer of Ver­mi­culite and wa­ter well. Keep com­post moist, and once your seedlings are large enough you can sep­a­rate them into their own pots to grow on. Harvest reg­u­larly and it’ll keep compact and bushy. Why not try red or pur­ple basil along with green for some­thing dif­fer­ent? Dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties are avail­able from www.chilternseeds.co.uk.

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