Greek Basil (Ocimum basilicum) forms branched and densely leafed bushes with a compact, spherical shape, reaching a height of 30 cm. Greek basil leaves are green and small, 1 cm long. They give off a very intense aroma. Fresh basil leaves are widely used in the kitchen as an addition to sauces, meat, fish, cheese and casseroles. Basil, added to dishes, stimulates the appetite, has a positive effect on the digestive system, has a relaxing effect, has a positive effect on concentration, has a calming and anti-depressant effect. In addition, it is a valuable honey plant. Basil planted in the garden, in the vicinity of other plants, repels soil nematodes and insects that attack plants. In Greece, it is placed near doors and windows, because its intense aroma repels flies.
Greek basil is grown from seedlings or sowing directly to the permanent site. To produce seedlings, seeds are sown on pallets under covers in April. At a temperature of 20-25 ° C, emergence occurs after 7-14 days. When the plants develop 2-3 leaves each and are about 5 cm tall, you can plant them permanently. Usually this date falls on the second half of May. In order to grow basil from direct sowing, the seeds are sown into the ground after May 15, when the danger of frost has disappeared, in rows every 20-30 cm. The harvest of basil leaves is carried out successively from July to September. Basil requires a warm, quiet and bright place, but not directly exposed to sunlight. The soil should be permeable, fertile, humus, slightly acidic and constantly moderately moist. When planted in a permanent place, the plants can be fed with compost. Palla Compatto basil can be grown in the ground, but it is also perfect for container cultivation on balconies. In winter, it can be grown at home on a sunny windowsill.
The package contains 0.5 g of seeds of Greek Basil which is about 100 seeds