Sweet Basil is a large-leaved Italian type that is exactly what you need for making pesto. This is a vigorous plant with large green leaves that will produce all summer long–just be sure to continually pinch back the growing tips to encourage more bushiness!
The plant grows to 25cm (10")
Plant in full sun
Requires light, fertile & well draining soil, and warmth. Can be grown indoors year round.
Seeds should germinate in 5-10 days. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 21°C
Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost or direct sow 1cm (1/2") once the soil has warmed up
Pinch growing tips to encourage bushy growth, once the plants are at least 15cm (6") tall