BASIL, DARK OPAL Annual regal deep purple glossy leaves look absolutely stunning, perfect culinary variety 50 seeds SOW: In pots or plug trays in spring. If sowing in early spring use bottom heat. Pot up when large enough to handle, water early in the day. GROW: Spring – sow them. Summer – pinch out to prevent flowering and harvest leaves Autumn – look after carefully and you should be able to enjoy fresh basil into the winter. May need feeding or repotting Superb aroma and flavour: the leaves look stunning scattered on salad. Utilise the colour as a garnish or bed for green olives when serving. The flavour (and colour) is perfect with grilled tomatoes, rice & pasta.