BASIL, PURPLE RUFFLES Annual A handsome variety with large, shiny, purple-black leaves and a spicy, strongly aromatic flavour 50 seeds SOW: In pots or plug trays (avoid using seed trays) in spring. Use bottom heat or wait until mid-spring, water well early in the day. Transplant the seedlings when large enough & after frost risk has passed. GROW: Spring – sow them. Summer – pinch out to prevent flowering and harvest leaves Autumn – bring a pot into the house, dig up old plants from the garden and prepare for next year. This basil will earn its place in your garden (with its serrated and ruffled leaves) and in your kitchen (by its flavour).