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Italian Basil Seeds

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Basil is one of the essential Italian herbs and is very easy to grow. It boasts of 2-3 inch long, dark green leaves, has a spicy, fragrant taste. The Italain basil is used extensively in the food industry,fresh in salads, on crostini or bruschetta, or in general cooking for pesto, sauces.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Full Sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Water daily

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    3-4 weeks

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Terrace or balcony

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    All seasons

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Space the seedlings at 30cm by 30cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Germination will take place in 8-10 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest in 55-60 days from sowing

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • Herb plants are grown by transplantation method.
  • Seeds can be sown any time of the year in India, However best time to sow is from August to December.
  • Sow the seeds indoors, in seedling trays, 0.5 cm deep, preferably in coco-peat
  • Seeds should germinate in 7-14 days.
  • Let the germinated seedlings grow in a seedling tray for 3-4 weeks before transplantation.
  • Keep the seedling tray in semi shade while the germinating seedlings grow.
  • Transplant the healthy seedlings in pots or yard gardens.
  • Use good quality organic potting mixture to grow herb plants. Like garden soil mix OR Pot-o-mix.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Herb plants should be grown in a 12 inch round pot.
  • Keep your herb plant in a sunny outdoor location for best flavour. The plant does not mind partial sunlight of 3-4 hours.
  • Herb plants require regular watering by shower method every alternate day.
  • Add a handful of vermicompost to the herb plant every 20 days.
  • Keep pinching the growing tips of the plant as you harvest the foliage.
  • Never harvest more than one-third of the plant at a time.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

1. Why is my herb dying?
Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. Spay appropriate fungicides or pesticides as soon as any symptoms of such diseases are spotted. Watch out for snails and slugs.

2. Why is my herb not growing?
Herbs are cool season plants. They struggle to grow in hot climatic situations. Also waterlogging in the soil is also harmful to plants. Use well drained potting soil for growing your herbs.

3. Which type of basil is best for pesto?
The Italians are onto a good thing, with basil varieties such as the classic 'Genovese' a staple of real, home cooking. Fragrant, near-glossy dark-green leaves make the best pesto, but look out too for red and crinkle-leaved varieties and the bushy Greek basil, whose tiny leaves pack a tasty punch.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

Italian basil has been used for centuries for better digestion, skin benefits, and diabets manageement. Basil was also believed to be instrumental in fighting depression and it supports liver function and detoxifies the body.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

Apart from its distinctive taste, the basil is rich in beta carotene, Vitamin A, Calcium and manganese. Basil also supplies beneficial plant compounds that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other health properties

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.It is believed that basil has origins in India, but the herb has been cultivated for over 5,000 with its reach spreading to all corners of the globe.

2.It was used as an antidote for snake bites, and was believed to give strength during religious fasting.

Customer Reviews

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  1. good products
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    Quality of the seeds are great!

    Trupti

  2. good products
    80%

    We are about 2 months in and they are ready to harvest. Very pleased.

    Palanivel

  3. cheers all !!!!!
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    Nice to see prompt reviews which helped me get 2 packets for myself just to check out & guess what,I was not at all disappointed , nice germination , got my first set of leafs in a week, my daughter njoys garnishing her drinks and food with its fresh leaves.

    Daljeet

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    I am giving 5 star rating as till now I am satisfied with the services provided by this site. Now coming to review on basil seeds. For me they are sprouting and then seem to wither. Can't understand why. I am from Delhi region. Does basil grow there? I read that most herbs are from Mediterranean region. I notice that during night the young seedlings bend over. It seems like as if they are rotting from the base. I am guessing what can be the possible reason - cold temperature, dampening ( I am doing my best not to over water), infection or seed quality (but if they germinate then seeds should be okay)

    Nalin

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    Best and easy to grow herb at home. I am very happy as almost 80% seeds germinated.

    Chaaruvi

  6. Ugaoo User Review
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    very fond of this herb and would like to thanks ugaoo for the delivering good quality products

    Oorja

  7. Ugaoo User Review
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    Quality product, I like the greenery of the product, Plants are growing very healthy.

    Shalini

  8. Ugaoo User Review
    80%

    was not happy with the delivery timming and india post services as have to collect the product from the office .. but the seeds germinated well.Happy with the quality.

    kiran

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    Very happy with the growth of product, all the seeds germinated so well and it smells really nice. very refreshing smell.

    Mayur

  10. Ugaoo User Review
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    I got the seeds and planted them in several pots.Within a week all seeds started germinating and now they are growing healthy and the quality of the leaves are very good and green.Happy with the product.

    Anant Patel

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should Basil be watered?

Water regularly – basil likes to stay moist and requires approximately 1 inch of water every week. Water deeply at least once a week to keep roots growing deep and the soil moist. Basil growing in containers will need more frequent watering.

How do you tell if basil is overwatered or Underwatered?

Overwatered basil will show signs of wilting. You might also observe leaves turning yellow or dark brown, and this could be dangerous. If you suspect you're overwatering your basil, the first thing to do is inspect the roots of your plant.

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