Basil Seed Give Away!

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Since I have over 60 different varieties of Specialty Basils in my own personal collection, I have thought it would be nice for me to share some of my Basil seeds with my Basil Friends!  As you read the ways to use basil, you will come to find out that basil can be used in your culinary dishes as well as used as a decorative plant.  What better way to enjoy basil than to surround yourself with an edible garden!  So, read on and find out how you can enjoy basil as much as I do and learn to cook with, care for, and grow more basil.

All you have to do is ‘Like’ Ramona’s Basil Garden FaceBook Fan Page and you’ll be entered in the drawing for all the below listed Basil seeds.  I will draw on the 15th of every month and contact the lucky winner so I will know where to send your Basil seeds. (Don’t worry, if you are already a fan, you’re entered too)

Here is an example list of the Basil Seeds package that I’m giving away (seed variety may vary from month to month):

Cinnamon Basil

Cinnamon basil is an attractive plant it is one of the most common used basils by bakers. It has a cinnamon flavor and scent. It will fill the air with the sweet scent of cinnamon and your baked goods and other dishes will have a nice sweet savory taste when using this basil.  You should really try my cinnamon basil cookie recipe.  Store bought cookies will never taste as good as these freshly baked cinnamon basil treats.

Dark Opal Purple

Dark Opal basil is a popular sweet basil. It has beautiful eye catching purple leaves that get darker as the basil plant matures with tiny little pink flowers. Aside from being a colorful garden plant the basil is perfect for any Italian dish.

Dwarf Greek Basil


Dwarf Greek basil is well liked by chefs. It is used in salads, soups, all meat dishes, especially poultry. It has a nice scent and savory taste. It also serves as a garnish.


Lemon Lime Basil


This Blend is sold with two different seeds in one package. Has a freshly citrus scented and is mild enough for flavoring grilled fish or shrimp salad.  Pasta dishes with vegetables and chicken are delicious with the tasty citrus based basil. Lemon Lime basil is an essential basil for anyone contemplating cooking with basil.

Mammoth Basil

Mammoth basil gets its name from the “mammoth” size leafs it produces. It is the largest leaf basil of all varieties. The leaves can be green or purple.  Mammoth basil is very popular and sometimes stores are sold out of the plants especially in the off season.

Red Rubin Basil

Red basil despite the picture is actually purple when in full bloom. This basil is also called “Red Rubin Basil”. This basil will liven up any garden with its natural beauty and scent. This basil is a sweet one and excellent for any dish that requires a sweet basil.

Spicy Globe Basil

Spicy Globe basil is another all green basil plant that looks nice when used as a garden border. It has a very strong flavor and scent. It is favored by Italian chefs and cooks who love a good spicy meal.  We use lots of Spicy Globe Basil here at Ramona’s Basil Garden and now you can too!

Sweet Basil

Yum, Yum, the delicious leaves are great with your garden staples such as tomatoes,onions, peppers, potatoes, fish, and fowl.  We have it right next to the pepper/tomato garden to make it convenient to mix it in.  Yes, this is a fresh garden staple and it plays well with most other herbs.


Thai Magic Basil

Thai Magic basil is also known as ”Sweet Thai basil and Oriental basil” this basil produces large leaves and stems and flowers late allowing more time and use for the basil. It is used in Thai dishes and any dish that requires a sweet taste. It has a nice red flower and looks nice in the garden once the flowers have bloomed.


All of these Basil seeds have brought me a lot of pleasure in their beauty and flavors, I hope they all end up in a wonderful Basil Gardener’s garden!

You have to enter to win!

Good Luck and Love Your Basil!
Ramona Werst

PS. Don’t forget, all you have to do is ‘Like’ Ramona’s Basil Garden FaceBook Fan Page and you’ll be entered in the drawing for all the below listed Basil seeds.  I will draw on 15th of every month and contact the lucky winner so I will know where to send your Basil seeds. (Don’t worry, if you are already a fan, you’re entered too)

Past Winners:

September 1, 2010 – Anna Schueler
September 15, 2010 – Steve Mahaney
October 1, 2010 – Teresa Brooks
October 15, 2010 –Gabriele Sinzig
November 1, 2010 – Terri Keeler
November 15, 2010 – Richard Atkinson
December 1, 2010 – Lezley Nichols
December 15, 2010 – Ray Bickerstaff
January 1, 2011 – Daniel Manzini
January 15, 2011 – LetsGo Green
February 15, 2011 – Kathy Ceske Kauno
March 1, 2011 – Starra-Neely Blade
March 15, 2011 – Al Creighton
April 1, 2011 – Jim Bob Solsbery
April 15, 2011 – Jennifer Hillman of Canoga Park, California
March 15, 2013 – Steve Mahaney (he’s won twice!!!)
April 15, 2013 – Letsgo Green
May 15, 2013 – Shawn Phoenix
June 15, 2013 – Jennifer Hillman
July 15, 2013 – Adriana Torres
August 15, 2013 – Flor Tavarez
September 15, 2013 – Cyndi Martin
October 15, 2012 – Allan Anderson
November 15, 2013 – Eve Darling
December 15, 2013 – Sandra Bass-Meyer
January 15, 2014 – Amy Elizabeth
February 15, 2014 – Debbie Thompson
March 15, 2014 – Teresa Michelle Ward
April 15, 2014 – Lane Cockrell
May 15, 2014 – Girlyne Compal White
June 15, 2014 – Anita Gregg
July 15, 2014 – Misty Byers
August 15, 2014 – Vickie Medley
September 15, 2014 – Brenda Bononno
October 15, 2014 – Tiffany Grezinski
November 15, 2014 – Viki Hoover
December 15, 2014 – Teresa Michelle LaBar
January 15, 2015 – Sandi Norwood
February 15, 2015 – Karen Smith McAlliser
March 15, 2015 – Allison Roe
April 15, 2015 – Mika Stockman
May 15, 2015 – Brenda Young
June 15, 2015 – Katherine Voegtle
July 15, 2015 – Domingo Sedeno
August 15, 2015 – Mika Stockman
September 15, 2015 – Pam Cartner

{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Shaheen PeerbhaiNo Gravatar October 2, 2010 at 10:53 am

I hope I win! The cinnamon basil sounds intriguing 🙂


RamonaNo Gravatar October 2, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Good Luck! 🙂


rebeccaNo Gravatar October 17, 2010 at 11:05 pm



Lana WilliamsNo Gravatar October 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I just hope I win, would love to start my own basil garden. Thank you Ramona for the wonderful videos wither they are on Basil or Cooking…


Benjamin HallNo Gravatar November 1, 2010 at 5:55 pm

I operate a catering and bakery business here in Mississippi. I use to supply a few restaurants with fresh herbs. This year I lost almost all of my herbs and tomatoes looked to be deer tracks. You would be surprised the number of restaurants that are looking for fresh herbs.


RamonaNo Gravatar November 1, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Our nephew is going to trade out fresh basil with his local Vietnamese restaurants. 🙂

So sorry about your herbs and tomatoes…you need a deer fence around your gardens.

If we were closer, I’d trade out for baked goods! I love baked goods! 🙂


Jerome GunsalusNo Gravatar March 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Venison italiano ?


joanNo Gravatar November 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm

hi Ramona,
wow i havent had a chance to checkout the e mail boook on basil… woo hoo,

but i am looking for the lemon and lime basils that you have, any chance of getting seeds of them from you , so i can grow them during the winter ? i love the lime and lemon ones, but can only get them in the spring. i would be happy to pay you for them. thank you , joan in michigan


RamonaNo Gravatar November 10, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Send me your address and I’ll be happy to share some Lemon and Lime seeds with you!
Love Your Basil,


RamonaNo Gravatar November 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Your seeds are in the mail today! 🙂
Love Your Basil,


linda brittonNo Gravatar November 16, 2010 at 7:35 am

hello, i just found your websight,its a 66 yr old country woman.due to death of my husband 3 yrs ago,economy,i was forced to leave my country home,so lost all my gardening plants and had to move to town.i have in just gotton back to country ,doing what i love best,growing things.i was wondering if you would be willing to sell 3-4 pkg of the harder basils that are hard to find.i am going to start making,selling herbal jellys.if you would please e-mail and let me know.thank you. linda


RamonaNo Gravatar November 16, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I’m so glad you are back to doing what you love! I’d be happy to share some of my special Basil Seeds. Please mail me with your mailing address and I’ll send you some.

Love Your Basil,


Gilles BélisleNo Gravatar December 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Hi Ramona,
Congratulations on your site that is full of information.
I am a resident of Montreal, Canada.
I searched the net for basil seeds “magic mountain” without finding it.
Would it be possible for you to buy?
Thank you in advance for your reply.
Gilles Bélisle


RamonaNo Gravatar December 28, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I will have to research for seeds….I have the plant and I’m not sure if it produces seeds or if it has to be grown from plugs or clippings. This is a source for the plant, they will ship after April 15th.


Dale HerrenNo Gravatar January 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Oh, I hope I’m lucky enough to receive some of your Basil seeds. I use Basil in so many dishes. Thank you.


Nancy McCollumNo Gravatar February 28, 2011 at 10:16 am

I so much enjoyed the tour yesterday. You have a wonderful place! I can’t wait to learn more about basil – so many kinds. I love it!!! Thanks again for the hospitality! Blessings


RamonaNo Gravatar February 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

We enjoyed meeting you! Next time you stop by, I’ll have some basil you can take home…sorry my basil greenhouse was such a mess…


LaurieNo Gravatar March 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Hi Ramona! Your love for basil is infectious! I have grown several different kinds, but had no idea there were so many different kinds…thanks for the ebook, I love it!! I hope I win some free seeds, they all a sound good! I am impatiently awaiting spring here in Eastern Washington State and will be starting my seeds soon..Thanks again, Laurie


RamonaNo Gravatar March 8, 2011 at 10:21 am

I can’t wait until you can plant your Basil too! You’ll love cooking with it.
Love Your Basil,


NorahNo Gravatar March 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm

WOW—I love sweet Basil—I didn’t know there were so many kinds—-I try to use fresh herbs and Basil is my very very favorit of all time—-just made a sweet Basil bread for my ‘meany bread’ as my daughter in law calls it—-BECAUSE it draws you in and it’s sooo mean to eat it because it’s so beautiful too.


RamonaNo Gravatar March 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I would love your recipe for Sweet Basil Bread!
Have you visited the Basil Seed Exchange Forum and added your wish list. Someone may have some seeds that you are looking for and be happy to exchange with you. 🙂
Love Your Basil,


SoozleNo Gravatar March 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Thanks! 😀


Jon C. FoxNo Gravatar January 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Dear Ramona,

Thank you for providing your great information and desciptions of so many varieties of basil! I have been growing my own basil, and collecting seeds and replanting, in my garden for many years.

From your experience, are any of the large-leaved basils slower to bolt (go to seed) than any of the other varieties? Many seed catalogs make this claim (for instance, this year Seeds of Change claims this for their “Super Sweet Chen” basil), but have you actually encountered such varieties in real growing conditions?

Thanks very much,



RamonaNo Gravatar January 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

My Basils, are grown in a greenhouse. I have noticed that with the weather changes, this causes my Basils to got to seed, or if I have the heat turned on to much in the winter.

I allow my basils to flower, (I love all the different flowers) but not go to seed. I clip after the flower die. I would have cross pollination.

So I think it’s due to the weather conditions, and I have not noticed 1 type of basil going to seed faster than another.
Love Your Basil,


Quenby Murphy-ParkerNo Gravatar July 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Do you sell any of your seeds? I would love to buy as many as possible.Thx


RamonaNo Gravatar July 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Thank you for your interest in my blog. At this time I don’t sell any Basil seeds, but might in the future and a membership site is coming which will have mothly Basil seeds. For right now you can go to my Basil Seed Exchange site and list the seeds you are looking for and people will send them to you. If I have any of them I will too.

You can find the site in the sidebar.

Love Your Basil,


Dale HerrenNo Gravatar July 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Would love to have all different basils. i love them all.


Dale HerrenNo Gravatar July 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I use basil in just about everything i cook. I love all Basil


EricNo Gravatar August 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Hi…I am here in Brasil and basil (manjericao) is an herb common to farmers markets but is normally coarse and sold on bunches with flowers gone to seed. I did however purchase some plants which appear to be aussie basil that I have had for a year and yield soft leaves that are a great addition to salads or on pizza. Are seeds avalable for this variety ? I am tempted to root cuttings in willow water as the stems are now woody.
Can you tell more about this variety ?… it grows so well here in pots on the terrace.


RamonaNo Gravatar August 20, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Thank you for sharing your great use for Aussie Basil. I grew the plain and the variegated varieties. I don’t currently grow the Aussie Basil are grown from cuttings, so if you can find 1 plant in a nursery, then you can start others from cuttings. I would take a piece of the plant, not the roots and put in water and see if you can get it to root….

Hope this helps.

Love Your Basil,


maria villamorNo Gravatar January 10, 2014 at 8:03 pm

love your page so much!!! my mother is a garden enthusiast and it’s starting to grown in me too.. Godbless.


Sherah BrannockNo Gravatar February 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

where exactly can i purchase basil seed


RamonaNo Gravatar February 10, 2014 at 11:43 am

From my Basil List…. 🙂


Gayla SmithNo Gravatar April 6, 2014 at 10:33 am

I am just now building 2 websites, love some things you have done with yours. For Garden Seed is my gardening site.


edNo Gravatar September 23, 2014 at 6:54 pm

hello I am wanting to buy ‘Red Freddy’ Genovese Basil bulk can you help me


RamonaNo Gravatar September 23, 2014 at 7:53 pm

I sell it!! Just go to
Select Basil seeds and choose the ones you’d like.

Thank you and Love Your Basil,


Joseph LaurenceNo Gravatar October 2, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Fellow Basil Grower and lover of Basil. I am just starting out, (in my second year of Basil production) on a larger scale than just a home garden. I am located in St. Petersburg, Florida 33707. I do mostly Sweet Basil (Genovese), and Thai Basil.
Peace to ya,
Joseph Laurence
7300 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, Florida 33707


RamonaNo Gravatar October 2, 2014 at 10:28 pm

I’m so glad to meet you!

If you would like to send me a picture of you with your Basil and a write up about you, I’d love to add you to our Basil friends tab.

Have you ‘Liked’ my Facebook page:

Love Your Basil,


jerry richardsonNo Gravatar February 15, 2015 at 3:27 pm

oh Ramona I love this page! I want some seeds, can I purchase them?


RamonaNo Gravatar February 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm
sharon l drakeNo Gravatar August 5, 2015 at 3:38 pm

I have just started my basil garden this year, I love looking at the plants and the aroma is wonderful. my granddaughter loves the lemon basil, she is 11. she helped to plant the plants. I want to learn more about how to use them.


RamonaNo Gravatar August 5, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Have you checked out my Basil Recipes? Keep checking I will be adding more…

If you have a picture of your daughter with her Basil plants, and a little about how she Loves Her Basil, I would love to add her to my Basil Friends tab.

Love Your Basil,


Alvin RutledgeNo Gravatar September 5, 2015 at 10:30 pm

I hope I’m blessed enough to win! In addition to my reg. garden I’m going to start a kitchen herb garden right by my kitchen window beside my deck. Also I have a kitchen bay windows that will be a place to grow them inside!


RamonaNo Gravatar September 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

I hope you win too! Good Luck!!!

I love my kitchen window and I bet you will grow lots of herbs in your kitchen too!

Love Your Basil,


Nieves V.guirreNo Gravatar October 27, 2016 at 3:16 am

I really love the smell of basils.And when i saw your site,i was so excited knowing that there are more basil than i know of.


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