A couple of weeks ago I spoke about the basil varieties that I'll be growing, namely Profumo di Genovese, Dolly, Lemon, Thai and the Botanical Interests Custom Blend. When it comes to growing basil in my area, you don't technically have to start seeds indoors. If I sow directly in mid-late May, which is a couple of weeks after our last frost date, I could start harvesting by the end of July. But we all want our harvests earlier, don't we? And that means that I'm starting my basil indoors about 5 weeks before our last frost date.
|12 day old basil seedlings|