Garden Bon Bons – Culinary Basils
There are eight garden truffles in this herb collection, two of each type of basil.
Basil Selection Garden Bon Bon descriptions:
Round Red Clay Truffle – Basil ‘Italian large Leaf’/Ocimum basilicum. Classic Italian larger-leaved basil. Use in everyday cooking and pesto. 24″-30″ Ht.
Red Clay Truffle rolled in Cinnamon – ‘Cinnamon’/Ocimum basilicum. Cinnamon-scented, violet stems, lavender blooms, 24″-30″ Ht, 2″ leaves. For cooking and bouquets.
White Clay Truffle with Coffee Bean – ‘Thai’ basil/Ocimum basilicum. Mild and sweet. Anise-clove flavoured, 2″ long, bright green leaves, purple stems and flowers. 12″-18″ Ht.
White Clay – ‘Mrs’ Burns’ Lemon’/Ocimum basilicum. Sweet bright green leaves, white blooms. 20″-24″ Ht.
All Garden Bon Bons are hand-made using a centuries-old technique of rolling seeds with rich organic compost and clay into a ball. The compost provides nutrients and the clay protects the seeds from insects. We present our unique seed balls as special garden truffles, a different shape for each seed – and have dusted some with natural pesticides like ground coffee and cinnamon. Enjoy!
GARDEN BON BONS PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Find a sunny spot for your Garden Bon Bon to grow. 2. Put the Garden Bon Bon on top of the earth, gently pressing it in a tiny bit or simply tossing it on top. The seeds won’t germinate if the Bon Bon is buried by earth. 3. Water Garden Bon Bon and soil well until it germinates. This is important! (And if by chance you forget about the bon bons and the soil dries out, try again. There are likely some seeds that will grow a second batch. 4. Watch it grow (if the Garden Bon Bon isn’t getting enough water outdoors, help nature along by watering regularly).