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Greek Basil Seeds
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Greek Basil Seeds


  • Compact variety. Suitable for container growing.
  • Ideal for Mediteranean dishes.
  • Grow in your Herb Garden or as Microgreens.
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Basil ‘Greek’ Herb Seeds

Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum var. minimum

A pretty, compact, small-leafed basil growing into a domed shape. The vivid green, 1.5 cm leaves are very aromatic and have a robust basil flavour. Ideal for pots and borders, grows to about 30 cm in height.

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Warm season annual, frost tender
  • Plant Height: Up to 30cm
  • Sow When: Germinate best at 18 – 25°C soil temp
  • Temperate: Spring to early summer; can be grown indoors year-round
  • Subtropical: Spring to early summer; can be grown indoors year-round
  • Tropical: Spring to early summer; can be grown indoors year-round

Germination Information

  • Germination: 7 – 10 days
  • Depth: Surface sow; press seeds lightly into the soil
  • Position: Full sun to partial shade
  • Sow Where: Directly in the garden or in containers
  • Soil Type: Well-draining, fertile soil
  • Spacing: 15 – 30 cm between plants
  • Details: Keep soil consistently moist but not waterlogged; pinch off flowers to encourage leaf growth; harvest regularly to promote bushy growth

How to Grow Greek Basil as Microgreens

Growing Greek Basil as microgreens is simple and rewarding. Follow these steps:

  • Fill a shallow tray or container with coco coir, potting mix or use a compostable hemp grow mat. 
  • Sow rate: 28 grams for a 10 x 20″ growing tray.
  • Do not pre-soak seeds.
  • Evenly spread Greek Basil seeds over the surface of the soil.
  • Water gently to moisten the soil.
  • Cover for 4-6 days with tray lid. Store in well ventilated area away from light until the seeds germinate. Lightly water 1-2 times daily.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist by misting with water as needed.
  • After 12 – 16 days, when the microgreens have reached a height of 5-7 cm, they are ready to harvest.
  • Harvest by snipping the microgreens just above the soil line with clean scissors or a knife.
  • Enjoy the fresh and flavorful Greek Basil microgreens in salads, sandwiches, or as a garnish.


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Product Specifications

  • Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum minimum
  • Non-GMO.
  • Open-pollinated.
  • No chemical treatment.
  • Seeds per gram: Approximately 700.
  • We do not ship to Tasmania due to quarantine restrictions.