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Sacred Basil Art Pack

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  • Art by Jessi Carter.
  • Sacred Basil in the garden.
  • The sweet, delecate floral flavor of Sacred Basil is perfect for an herbal infusion on a hot summer day.

Sacred Basil

Ocimum sanctum

Certified Organic Seed

Deliciously scented leaves promote longevity when brewed as tea.

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Tulsi, considered a sacred plant in the Hindu religion, has been cultivated for at least 3000 years. Known as the "Incomparable One," "Queen of Herbs," and "Elixer of Life," the scent, €”as well as preparations of the plant €”have been used to heal for centuries. Today's plant scientists have classified Sacred Basil as an "adaptogen", a substance that helps us adapt mentally and physically to stressful circumstances. Whether seen as a physical or spiritual aid, this plant adds a sense of balance and an extraordinary aroma to your garden.
Number of Seeds 250
Spacing in Row 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 70 days
Height at Maturity 18 inches
Width at Maturity 12 inches
Start seeds indoors 6 weeks before last frost and transplant when plants have 2 sets of true leaves after threat of frost has passed. Can also be direct sown outdoors after last frost and thinned to indicated spacing. Basil requires moderate fertility and water. Harvest when plants are bushy, before flowers form by cutting the stems above smaller, leafy growth. Tulsi basil can be dried immediately after harvesting and kept for months. Tulsi self-sows.
Art by Jessi Carter. Jessi was raised in the Pacific Northwest, then moved to Massachusetts to attend Hampshire College in Amherst. Now she is in Brooklyn, NY, where she lives with her husband, kid, and an excellent Australian Shepherd and she draws lots of pictures of flowers, birds, and football.

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