Step 1 - Sowing
When to Sow: Sow seeds anytime from April to June in a module tray or container.
Where to Sow: Basil likes a Mediterranean climate (don’t we all) so either grow it indoors in a pot, in a glasshouse or a polytunnel. Basil thrives in well-drained soil, positioned in a sunny window
How to Sow: Fill a pot almost to the top with seed compost. Give it a little bang on the table to settle down the compost. Sprinkle the basil seeds on surface, spacing as evenly as you can. Cover with a small layer of compost – around 5mm and then give it a gentle water.
Sowing Tip: If sowing outside sow near tomato plants. Basil is an excellent companion plant for tomatoes. Basil is effective at repelling tomato hornworms and can improve their flavours.