Tulsi has fantastic healing power, controls fever, cold, cough, kidney stone, heart disorder, and much more. Read more on Growing Tulsi
How to grow Tulsi Herb SeedsIntroduction and Uses:
Tulsi is a perennial shrub. It is the most popular medicinal plant in India. You can develop your oxygen corner in a garden by growing a patch of Tulsi. This herb plays a pivotal role in various religious traditions and Ayurvedic remedies.
Parnika - Tulsi Plant Kit Contains165 gms of mix of 100% organic manure & red soilApprox 75 seeds of tulsi.Desch 9 cm pot (in assorted colors)Instruction manual with seed envelopeTraySpray BottleCow dung coin & cow dung life jacket
Grow Your Own THE PARNIKA Tulsi Plant Easily In Sixteen Simple Steps :Step 1: Remove each item from the kit and keep them on a table.Step 2:Place the tray below the pot.Step 3: Fit the small cow dung disc to the bottom of the empty pot.Step 4: Pour the soil from the silver pouch slowly into the pot.Step 5: Pour sufficient amount of water in the pot to moisten the soil.Step 6: Dab your finger on the soil, if the soil sticks to your finger means it is sufficiently wet. Step 7: Prick 1/2cm deep holes all over the surface of the soil with the help of a toothpick. Step 8: Sprinkle the seeds wisely over it.Step 9: Cover the soil with the cow dung life jacket which has rope tied to it , to hold the life jacket. the holes help in aeration for the soil and for the germinating seeds, covering also provides warmth to the seeds.Step 10: Pour about 40ml of water all over the life jacket twice a day with the help of bottle supplied with kit. (once in the morning & evening) Step 11:Remove the life jacket on the 5th to 7th day of sowing . Step 12:Spray the 40ml of water with the help of the spray bottle twice in a day. (once in the morning & evening). Step 13:Keep the pot in sufficient day light.Step 14:Germination will take place in 15 to 21 days.Step 15:Once the saplings grow to about 6" - 7" in height, cut the pot with the help of a sharp scissor or by stationary cutter carefully , tear it till the bottom.Step 16:Transfer the whole soil ball into a bigger pot carefully without damaging the roots.
Tulsi Plant Care:Keep your Tulsi plant in sunny outdoor location for best flavour. Tulsi doesn't mind growing in semi-shade.Tulsi plant requires moderate light watering every day in summers and every alternate day in winters.Add a handful of cow manure to Tulsi plant every month.Harvest Tulsi herb whenever you need it by simply cutting off growing leafy tips and foliage.Keep pinching the growing tips & flowers of the plant as you harvest the foliage; this also helps the plant to attain bushy appearance.Never harvest more than one-third of growing plant at a time.
Pests / Diseases that affect TulsiAlways 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 spider mites and small flying insects that infest the leaves.Spray Neem Oil/Tobacco extract/soap water to keep bugs at bay.Click here to buy plant care products online in India.
Storing and Harvesting Tulsi: Harvest leaves once they are a little dry and crisp.Store dry tulsi leaves in an airtight glass jar or plastic zipper bag. Keep it in the refrigerator or freezer to ensure freshness.
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