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Purple Basil Seeds

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Intensely aromatic, the purple basil is a slow growing variety with a more pungent flavour. It is used both for its flavour as well as colour in the culinary world. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, it is used medicinally to boost the immune system and combat cellular aging. It prefers full sun and a rich but well-draining soil.

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

    7-8 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.

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

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.

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    100% germination and I love this plant and plant colour. Thank you Ugaoo.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can purple basil be eaten?

Purple Basil leaves have a beautiful, coppery glow and clove-like, slightly spicy flavour. Use them in salads, for pesto or preserved in oils and vinegars.

How often do you water purple basil?

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.

What's the difference between purple basil and green basil?

With its slightly milder flavor than ordinary sweet basil, and can generally be substituted for standard basil in any recipe. It has a rich, deep purple color with green veins making it a striking to use fresh.

At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children. At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children.

At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children.

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