Basil Green Seeds
Seed Type : Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated and Non-GMO
SOWING TIME : Throughout the year
PLANT CHARACTER : Erect and Bushy with small to medium leaves, Rich in aroma
LEAF CHARACTER :Green and thick
HARVEST:30-35 days from sowing
Plant to plant - 8'
Row to Row - 6'
Rich dark green leaves with long thin stems
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30 - 35 days
Start the seed germination process indoors. Basil is super sensitive to the cold, so whether you are transplanting seedlings from indoors or have plants in the ground, watch the early spring temperatures and cover if necessary.
Plant the seeds/seedlings in the ground about ¼-inch deep and 10 to 12 inches apart. They should rise to around 12 to 24 inches in altitude. For smaller plants, plant farther apart (approximately 16 to 24 inches).
Remember to lift away the flower heads as soon as they sprout to make sure that the leaves keep rising.
Keep watering the plant as per requirement and the temperature outside. Soil can be fed with manure or cow dung for a long lasting produce.
Keep soil consistently moist throught the growing season. Give water when the soil is dry to touch. Water the plant on the base and not over the leaves.
Some of the pests that attack basil leaves are Japanese Beetles and Soft-Bodied Insects - such as Aphids, Whiteflies etc. The pests can cause white/black spots on the leaves, slim, blotches, yellow leaves or lesions and gray mold.
Basil grows well in rich, moist, well-drained loamy soil with a pH of 6 to 7
Basil needs 6 to 8 hours of sun everyday. A sunny window sill is the best spot.
Basil is very sensitive to cold and even a slight cold can kill it. Basil likes warmer temperatures over 50°F/10°C. Ideal time to plant would be 2 weeks after the last frost in spring.
how to harvest
The best time to harvest is right when the plant begins to bud (before the flowers bloom). Or if you don't have time to harvest any leaves, just pinch off the flowering portion.
If pruned regularly, twelve basil plants will produce 4 to 6 cups of leaves per week. Be sure to only harvest up to 2/3 of the entire plant, so it can continue producing.
The best method for storing basil is freezing. Freezing will prevent the plant from losing any of its flavor. To quick-freeze basil, dry whole sprigs of basil and pack them in airtight plastic bags.
Another storage method is drying the basil (Some of the flavor might be lost).
The productiveness of any seed we sell is subject to your local climatic conditions*, the sowing method you adopt, and your commitment to the planting process. We give no warranty, expressed or implied, and are in no way responsible for the produce.
Please note that all our seasonal recommendations/ sowing information is as per the local climatic conditions. *For more information on the optimum conditions required for growing seeds in your region, please contact us at, firstname.lastname@example.org or Whatsapp us at, 8968675588
Questions & AnswersAsk a Question
Are they well adapted for indian environment ?what is the right season for planting basil?
Ideal time to plant would be 2 weeks after there last frost in spring.
Where are the seeds imported from? Are they non-GMO?
These are non-hybrid, GMO-free and open-pollinated seeds.
Is this the same as Indian Holy basil or is it the exotic Basil?
No, its not sam.
Are these seeds edible?
Does it grow indoors?
Does the plant require any specific soil?
Basil grows well in rich,moist,well drained loamy soil with pH of 6 to 7.
Any recommendations on what grows well next to basil?
Any thing as per the season can grow next to baisl..eg you can try coriander,spinach,radish short etc.