When to Plant Basil

Apr 3rd

When to plant basil? Basil seeds can be kept indoors for up to six weeks before the last expected frost in the area. To plant the seeds, you distribute them over the surface of the potting soil and then cover with 1/4 inch (0.65 cm) of potting soil.

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When to plant basil seed tray placed under fluorescent light leaving 6 inches (15 cm) between the top thereof and light. Keep the soil slightly moist and the room temperature around 70 ° F (21 ° C). Changes each seedling into a small container when the first leaves, then transplants abroad, after it has happened danger of frost appear.

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When to plant basil? Not much to get excited basil plant seeds outdoors as it is a sensitive annual that does not tolerate cold weather. It is best to plant them in the garden in spring, when you’re sure you’ve already passed the danger of frost and nighttime temperatures have risen to at least 50 ° F (10 ° C). Plant them in a sunny spot in soil that has been fertilized with manure, compost or decaying leaves and then water them carefully. Space the plants when the plants measure approximately 2 inches (5 cm) high, leaving 8-12 inches (20-30 cm) apart.