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Item Number: SNV5459

Windowbox Mini Basil Seeds

Windowbox Mini Basil Seeds

Compact Culinary with Ornamental Qualities

Mature height; 8-10 inches Ocimum basilicum Truly a bonsai basil with compact, neat umbrella-shaped plants and little 1/2" leaves bursting with flavor and fragrance.
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Mature height; 8-10 inches Ocimum basilicum Truly a bonsai basil with compact, neat umbrella-shaped plants and little 1/2" leaves bursting with flavor and fragrance.

Planting and growing information can be found on the seed packet image. While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge". This seedline features unique varieties personally selected by Renee Shepherd for use in the kitchen or in bouquets.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H


  • Attracts Beneficial Insects
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Greenhouse Compatible
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Suited to Warmer Climates


Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Low Growing
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Usage : Attracts Beneficial Insects
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Plant Usage : Ornamental
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Useful Plant Part : Leaves

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Soil should be well worked, fertile and in full sun. Do not plant outside until temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees. Allow soil to dry between waterings and feed regularly with high nitrogen fertilizer after harvesting to promote new growth.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds 1 inch apart, 1/4 inch deep and firm soil over. Keep bed most. Thin or transplant after seedlings are well established. To start indoors, sow 1-2 inches apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep warm and evenly moist and provide a good light source. Transplant 6-8 inches apart when conditions outside are appropriate. Plant a edgings on garden or herb beds or in windowboxes or planters,

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest sprays of leaves by snipping stems just above 2 new sprouting leaves to encourage lush foliage. Keep flower buds snipped off. Use fresh, dried or freeze. Flowers are also edible.

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Customer Reviews

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Loved it!

My partner and I tried this mini-basil and loved it. We let one grow into a little bonsai tree that sat on a windowsill in our kitchen. It had a lovely shape, gave off a delicious fragrance if you brushed up against it, and lasted about a year before it started getting ragged-looking. (It is a bit of a nuisance, though, to cook with the tiny leaves.)

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