This classic herb is so much more versatile than just pesto and pasta! Try a colourful combination with strawberries and peaches.
Basil is often called the king of herbs, having been found in the royal burial chambers of pyramids. Basil is a multi-purpose herb that can be used in a wide variety of foods. Try basil instead of mint in drinks!
Growing time: 5-8 weeks
Cutting and harvesting: Pinch the top to maintain growth
Package includes: 3 plant capsules + nutrients
Basil sprouts quickly, in 5-6 days. The first leaves grow in a few weeks. Growth accelerates about one month after sowing. It is advisable to start cutting basil early. When the plant is about 4-8 cm high, cut the top pair of leaves.
From then on, harvest by cutting the stem just above the pair of leaves below. This will make basil grow branches, grow thicker and produce more leaves to harvest. It’s possible to cut a lot of basil in one go, so long as you always leave at least one or two pairs of leaves on the plant. If basil grows too tall, it can be cut at the middle, or even lower.