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Microgreen Seed: Basil

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Organic Basil Microgreen Seeds

Name: Basil Microgreen Seed

Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum

Description: Basil Microgreens are great for making pesto, pizzas or any other Italian dish really! They have a strong Basil flavour. They are not too difficult to grow, but they do take a little longer to grow than others.

Seed Origin: Italy

Grow Time: 14 - 28 Days

Ideal Growing Temperature: 20 °C +

Growing Medium: Fine Compost 

Seeding Rate: 5g to 8g per 10” x 20” Tray

Germination Time: 4 - 5 Days

Blackout Time: 6 - 7 Days

Estimated time to Harvest: 14 - 28 Days

How To Grow Basil Microgreens: Place a tray with holes inside a tray with no holes. Fill the tray with no holes with 1 inch of fine compost. Compact the compost. Spread the Basil microgreen seeds evenly over the compost, leaving a small bit of space between each seed. Press the seeds into the soil. Water the seeds and soil. Turn another tray with no holes upside down and place it over the tray with seeds in it, so it will act as a dome. Basil seeds do not need to be weighed down.

After 6 - 7 days remove the dome, water the microgreens from the top and place them under a grow light, onto a window sill, or into light in a greenhouse. Water every second day by pouring water into the bottom tray with no holes, until day 14 - 28.

Basil will be ready to harvest after 14 days. If you want it to develop its first true leaves, wait until between day 21 - 28 to harvest. Harvest all of the microgreens using a sharp knife or scissors. Store the harvested microgreens in the refrigerator.