Basil in a pot needs regular feeding use a general purpose liquid feed. Plants grow from 2 to 40 centimetres high.
Water sparingly basil hates to sit in wet compost.
How to grow basil from seed uk. Fill a 7 5cm 3in pot with seed compost firm down and sow a few seeds of basil over the top most will germinate so only sow a few more seeds than you need. Since basil is an annual it grows very quickly. Get these fab lemon basil seeds and start growing basil now.
This will help the plant grow strong and. How to grow basil. Cover with a thin layer of vermiculite water gently and pop it into a propagator.
Harvest the leaves individually rather than chopping the plant with scissors as this will enable new leaves to grow. A single basil plant will need a 20 centimetre diameter pot and 3 4 basil plants can grow in a 30 centimetre pot. Pot on into individual pots when plants are big enough to handle.
Costs involved in grow your own assume. I go from one plant to 8 in 30 days and then to 18 in 6. The best pots for basil.
Sow basil seed successionally from spring to summer so you have a continuous crop. Basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow indoors from seed. How to grow basil from seed on a sunny windowsill while many of our favourite herbs are easy to grow perennials that can survive most british winters outdoors basil is a much more delicate.
In this video i demonstrate how quickly you can go from one basil plant to an almost infinite supply. Seeds are best started off indoors from late february to mid summer. Basil seed will remain viable for four years if kept in cool and dry conditions plastic pots which can be reused many times blood fish and bone fertiliser a handful six times a year seeds we bought 200 basil seeds at wilco for 39p potting compost is from a 70 litre bag.
Sprouting from seed producing an abundance of fresh leaves then flowering and going to seed all over the course of a few months. If you don t have one don t. You can use almost any container or pot to grow basil in.
Water little and often nip out the tips and remove any flower buds that appear. Basil growing pots can be clay or plastic.