What to expect when growing basil
Successfully growing basil is harder than it seems. Basil germinates easily but can also die easily if it is not tended to correctly. Growing anything requires patience and it is important to know what to expect throughout the growing process so you can get from start to finish successfully!
Starting from a seed
Basil seeds should be planted in nutrient rich, well drainable soil, making edn's seed pods the best option for germination. Once your basil seeds have been planted, they needs a consistent amount of water in order to thrive. When watering, your soil should be moist but not over soaked. Basil seeds also need at lease 6-8 hours of sunlight a day. If you follow these steps correctly, you should expect to see your basil sprouting within 14 days.
Caring for your basil
Now that you have a little basil plant, continue to give it consistent water and sunlight. You should expect to see your first set of leaves within two to three weeks after germination. continue to care for your basil but be patient about harvesting. You don't want to harvest your basil until it is at least 4 inches tall. You may see little flower buds coming out of your basil plant. This is completely normal but you do want to control them before they kill your basil plant. Simply trim the bud before it blooms.
Harvesting your basil
The time has come. You have patiently caed for your basil plant and it is finally time to enjoy your basil leaves! When harvesting, don't be afraid to trim away. In fact, the more you trim, the more you are encouraging your basil to keep producing. However, if you don't carefully harvest your basil, your plant could die. Check out our tips on how to correctly harvest basil!