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Burpee Herbs 'Basil Sweet Mammoth'

Huge ruffled leaves deliver pungent flavor.

Height: 18-24 in

Interesting Notes:

Water as needed all season to keep soil evenly moist, keeping your eye out for the first sign of wilt. Wilting is a sure sign that your basil needs water. Feed with a vegetable fertilizer to ensure your bountiful harvest.

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

When harvesting basil, cut it back to about 1/4 inch above a node, which is where the branch meets the main stem. Be sure to leave enough foliage on your plant so it can continue to grow.