How to grow basil from seed – Basil is a variable and widely cultivated herb of mint family appreciated for its aromatic leaves. Sweet Basil is originally from Italy and is an annual plant, while holy basil originated in Southeast Asia and is a perennial. The basil leaves are commonly used in Mediterranean cooking (especially Italian) and Southeast Asia. The basil plants are easy to grow but do not tolerate frost and require a lot of sun.
How to grow basil from seed in a tray of fine compost. Sprinkle the seeds in a thin and evenly over the surface of the compost layer and covered with a bed of compost or vermículo 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) thick. Water the soil with watering carefully to avoid damaging the surface of the compost. The compost should be moist but not soggy.
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How to grow basil from seed. Return to grow your sprouts when they two inches (5 cm) of height, using tongs to take the seedlings. Plant in pots three pots 4 inches (10 cm) with drainage holes, but do not place pots on dishes because basil plants do not tolerate soggy soil. Place the pots in a warm, sunny position, on the ledge of a window or outside if the frosts have finished.