How many basil plants?
I posted this question in the herb forum a week ago with no replies. I'm hoping somebody over here has an answer.
A local restaurant that I supply has asked if I would grow basil this year. Their needs are 1 to 2 pounds per week. As I have never grown basil before I am wondering how many plants I would need to raise to sustain this supply during the Summer growing season. Since I sell at 2 farmer's markets I can probably sell any extra I may end up with. I am in SW Ohio and have plenty of room to raise the plants. The type of basil I will be growing is the Italian Large Leaf variety.
Thanks for any help.