Italian Genovese Basil is a variety of basil known for its large, fragrant leaves and sweet, spicy flavor. This variety is particularly used in Italian cuisine and it is known for its strong aroma. It is certified as USDA Organic.
To grow Italian Genovese Basil, you will need:
Well-drained, fertile soil
Seeds or seedlings
Prepare the soil by tilling or digging to a depth of at least 8 inches. Add compost or other organic matter to improve the soil's fertility.
Sow the seeds or transplant seedlings after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up. Space the plants about 8-12 inches apart, and cover with 1/4 inch of soil.
Water the basil regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Fertilize the basil with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
Keep the basil free of weeds and remove any diseased or damaged leaves to help prevent disease.
Pinch off the tops of the basil plant to encourage bushier growth and delay flowering.
Harvest the basil leaves as needed, starting from the top of the plant, leaving the lower leaves to mature and continue growing.
Prepare the soil, sow seeds or transplant seedlings
Water regularly, keep the soil consistently moist
Fertilize every 4-6 weeks
Keep plants free of weeds and remove any diseased or damaged leaves
Pinch off the tops of the basil plant to encourage bushier growth and delay flowering
Harvest basil leaves as needed, starting from the top of the plant
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