Tiny, highly aromatic leaves, globular in shape: This is the Greek basil. It completes the flavour of pesto sauce and is an eye-catcher in the Mediterranean herb garden of the Cisalpine mountains. The harvest is done best with a pointy pairs of small scissors. (because who actually owns a golden sickle?)
Sow from mid-April into trays in a warm place. Transfer to a larger space at 5 ✕ 5 cm spacing. Transplant out into the field after May 20. Beware of snails. Sow into pots for balcony gardens. Harvest the young shoots continuously. Protection from frost is required.
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