Basil and Shiso are non-hardy plants and usually grown as annuals, however most species can be cultivated as well as semiperennials in pots under frostfree, warm conditions throughout the year. All have a very aromatic and strongly fragrant foliage, which is widely used fresh before plants start to flower in the Mediterranean cookery (Pcimum spp. - Basil) respectively in Asian cookery (Perilla frutescens - Shiso). For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. If grown as semiperennials in pots the winter minimum are some 15°C, then keep plants drier and in full sun.
Sow flat on any rich, well drained soil at some 20°C to 27°C, preferably do not cover seeds as they germinate better with direct light. Transplant to the garden at the end of spring as soon as night temperatures stay above 10°C.
20 seeds per package.