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Basil Seeds

Basil Seeds (Aton)

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RRP: 3.99
Price: 2.99
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Basil Seeds - Description

  • Basil Seeds
  • Basil Genovese
  • Sweet Basil
  • Pack: 5 Pelleted Seeds
  • Packet Size: 0.5g
  • Bolt Resistant
  • Produces Dark Green, Smooth, Dome Shaped Leaves
  • Intense Flavour
  • High Yields

Basil - Sowing Instructions

  • Sow: Indoors from late February. Outdoors from late March
  • Harvest: Usually after two months
  • Prefers sunshine, about 8-9 hours per day
  • Avoid frosty areas
  • See our how to grow tab for complete sowing instructions

Basil - Uses

  • Traditionally used in Italian cooking
  • Basil Genovese is known for making the best pesto
  • Can be used as a garnish or as part of the main dish

Basil - Advantages

  • Sweet, fragrant leaves
  • Fast growing
  • Easy to grow
  • Low cost
  • Superb quality


  • Sowing Instructions
  • How to Transplant
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest

Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing Time: February to June
  • Sowing Location: Sow indoors
  • Sow in seed trays (such as 24 cell seed trays or single cell seed trays)
  • Sow thinly
  • Sowing Depth: 1cm deep
  • Soak soil before sowing
  • After sowing, lightly cover basil seeds with soil
  • Germination after 2 weeks

How to Transplant

  • Pinch out seedlings 6 weeks after germination into 9cm pots
  • Transplant again once seedlings are 12 – 15cm tall (or if they reach a height & stop growing)
  • Transplant into 1L pots or larger
  • Position pots in a sunny position, best grown indoors or in greenhouse
  • Transplanting will increase the soil's nutrients & growing conditions

Crop Maintenance

  • Basil requires similar growing conditions to tomatoes - warmth & sunlight, fertile soil & moisture
  • Keep plants indoors - can move outdoors during the day in warm weather
  • Keep moist at all times
  • Aphids can be a problem indoors
  • Wash off with soapy water on a regular basis until all signs of pest have gone
  • A fly catcher will also help to control aphids
  • Basil will not tolerate frost

How to Harvest

  • Wait until plants are large enough and have a number of leaves
  • Pick off the oldest leaves to harvest
  • Allow time between harvests so plant can recover

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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