5 Steps in Growing Basil Seeds

It is a great idea to grow the Basil seeds. They are among the simplest plants that one can turn to since they require minimal attention and take a short period of time to germinate. However, to reap the most from the activity, it is important that one follows the steps below.

1. Where to Grow Them
This is the first step that one should take. When it comes to the basil seed, one has the option of growing it outside or inside a room. This is depending on personal desires. However, it is important to understand that the plant is as vulnerable to adverse climate conditions as every other seedling. Growing Basil seeds are vulnerable to cold temperatures. It is therefore demanding that one grows the seedlings in a nursery before moving them to the garden.

2. Choosing the Right Seed
Depending on personal desires, the choice of basil seed varies. This is determined by the desires of an individual. When looking forward to get a lemony smell, the Lemon basil is the right seed to go with. The Cinnamon basil on the other hand produces a spicy smell. The choice of purple basil is considerable for people looking for adornment. One can choose from either the perennial basils or the annual basil. The choice is determined by personal desires. The Gloabe and Greek basil, in spite of their growing being difficult, are the best basils to grow. They form a lovely small bush.

3. Quality Seeds
The mistake that most people make when it comes to the choice of the basil seed is the failure to counter the seed’s quality. What one sows is what he reaps. This means that special attention has to be given to the quality of seeds chosen. A high quality seed has been known to provide an 80 to 90 percent chance of growing. One should therefore make the purchase from a reputable vendor.

4. Growing the seeds
Once the seeds have been acquired, the next step is to grow them. The process is not as daunting as most people think.
• Choose a pot or a greenhouse or a garden and prepare the soil
• Lay the basil seeds and cover them with at least one-inch thick layer of dirt
• Water gently and regularly
• Germination occurs after four days
• Thinning should be done after seedlings get to the height of 2 – 3 inches
• Seedlings should stand at least 10 inches from each other

5. Relocating the Seedlings to the garden
Transplanting the seedlings to the main garden is challenging to most people. A simple mistake can lead to the dying of seedlings. One should therefore make sure that no roots are damaged when transplanting. This will ensure that the seedlings are in good health before they are exposed to the new environment. When using the greenhouse or any other special environment for layering seedlings, it is important to expose them to normal conditions at least for 24 hours before transplanting. Watering should be reduced and the cover removed. This will prepare them for the new environment.


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