Sweet Basil (2-Pack) Sweet Basil (2-Pack) Sweet Basil 2 pack Sweet Basil 2 pack

Sweet Basil (2-Pack)

2PK |  4.5" Pot |  $16.49
Pesto, caprese salad, bruschetta…the fragrance and flavor of sweet basil adds the hint of summer to every dish. This easy-to-grow, large-leaf herb loves hot weather and full sun, so make sure to plant after all danger of frost has passed. Add several plants to your garden or containers to harvest plenty of basil to make and freeze pesto, then enjoy the taste of summer on chilly winter days. Sweet basil prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil. This is a warm season annual, so try adding a plant to a container to grow inside when the weather cools. You’ll love fresh basil in your favorite Italian and Asian recipes. Read More

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The Highlights

Culinary use Asian and Italian dishes Features large, aromatic leaves
Garden use containers, herb beds, flower beds Light Full sun
Planting time after last spring frost Plant size 24 to 30 inches tall, 18 inches wide
Soil fertile, well drained but moist Spacing 18 inches
Type warm season annual

Welcome your Plant

1. Remove Packaging

Take each individual bonnie plant out of the box before carefully opening each individual plant’s packaging. Be cautious of soil that may have shifted during transportation.

2. Check the Soil

Your plants were watered right before shipping, but they may have become thirsty during travel. If the soil is dry to the touch, give your plants a good drink before planting.

3. Adjustment Period

Let your plants get used to their new environment. Set them in a warm, sunny spot for 34 to 48 hours so they can recover from their trip before being planted.

Long term Care

1. Location, location

Find the right spot for your plant. Check each plant’s tag for information on how much sun your plan’s need. Growing tip: if your plant needs full sun, a south-facing area will give you the most sunlight. If your plan can grow in part shade, an east or west-facing window might be enough.

2. Soil & drainage

Making sure your container has holes to allow excess water to drain is vital to your plant’s health! We recommend planting your Bonnie Plant in Miracle-Gro Potting Mix for containers, or Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for planting in ground.

3. Hungry plants

Feeding your plants is one of the best ways to improve your plant’s health and maximize your harvest. We recommend feeding with Miracle-Gro plant food when you transplant, and feeding regularly following label directions for best results.