belongs to the Labiate family and is originally from India and now it grows wild around the whole Mediterranean where it is a much appreciated plant since at least 3000 years. In ancient Greece it was the herb of joy and happiness. It is a perennial short half-bush but is usually grown as an annual because of poor hardiness. Harvest the leaves on a sunny day before blooming. It is very tasty in pea-soup, pizza etc.
SOWING: Sow very shallowly indoors in April and keep it moist. Plant out in warm and sunny spot. Distance between plants 20 cm.
SEEDS: 5000 seeds/g, one portion yields hundreds of seedlings.