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Green basil leaves have a heavy fragrance that is mildly spicy and extremely aromatic. It is traditionally used to make pesto and, in particular, tomato-based dishes. The leaves are very wide for basils, reaching up to 2 inches in length. In the sun, it is slow to bolt (go to seed). One way to tell the varieties apart is that sweet basil has pointed leaves, while green basil has much rounder leaves and a bushier plant.
Basil is happiest when there is plenty of sunlight and warm weather. All of the varieties are usually susceptible to cold or even mild temperatures. You may want to start the seeds in late spring or early summer, depending on your venue. Alternatively, you can start the plants indoors at any time and move them outside when the weather warms up. Basil can be pruned or cut back to promote bushier growth and a more plentiful harvest. Still leave a few leaves on each plant while harvesting. Ensure that any flowers that begin to grow are removed. Otherwise, the plants' energy would be diverted to flowering rather than leaf production.
Benefits of green basil
- Green Basil is included in a variety of essential oils.
- Green Basil leaves are highly antiviral, antimicrobial, and antioxidant.
- Green Basil is used to treat digestive problems such as bowel gas, spasms, and appetite loss.
- Green Basil's antibacterial properties make it an effective insect repellent.
- Green Basil is anti-inflammatory.
- When raw basil is squeezed and applied to a body part bitten by venomous animals, the leaf's chemical composition is capable of removing the poisonous venom from the body.
- Green Basil seeds can help regulate blood sugar levels, making them an excellent diabetes cure.
- Green Basil leaf contains anti-ageing properties that can help prevent the adverse effects of ageing.
Specifications of basil seeds
Green basil, Genovese
deeply once or twice a week
Well worked rich, loose, well-drained soil.
A well-balanced fertilizer containing equal parts nitrogen, potassium, and phosphate can assist in increasing leaf development.
50-60 days after planting
No. of seeds
Planting and care of Green Basil
Sowing Green basil seeds
Green basil seeds may be planted directly or transplanted. Regardless of how you start, seeds should be planted in well-worked, moist, debris-free soil. Due to the small seed size, they should be coated with finely sifted soil for the best results. Plant seeds on top of moist high-quality seed starting soil and cover with 1/16′′ of finely sifted soil if starting seed in starter pots to transplant out. The seed of green basil is tiny and should be planted near the surface because light aids in the germination. Ensure that the seeds are barely covered.
If you are planting seeds directly into grow bags, thoroughly moisten the soil. Green basil thrives under direct sunlight. Continue in the same manner as before. To germinate uniformly and rapidly, seeds must be kept moist.
After the seedlings have germinated and have their first collection of true leaves, fertilize them daily with an organic liquid fertilizer.
Plants should be thinned and spaced at least 8 inches apart.
Growing green basil
Green basil is extremely simple to cultivate. Plant your transplants in grow bags when they are 4-5 inches wide. Please make sure they're at least 4 inches apart. Thin your seeds if you direct sow them. Plants that have been thinned can be transplanted to another grow bag.Pull any weeds that can compete with your green basil to keep your plants weed-free.
Succession Planting Green Basil
Succession planting is a smart idea if you like a lot of green basil. Every 14 days, start a new round of seeds.
Harvesting of green basil
Harvesting is achieved by cutting the foliage down to two inches above the ground when it is in bloom.
The plants will quickly regrow and bloom again during the warm months of July or August, allowing for a second harvest.
Precautions while growing green basil
- Often plant basil in fertile, well-drained soil.
- Water prudently. Inadequate drainage combined with excessive water is one of the quickest ways for fungus and other diseases to establish themselves in your basil.
- Harvest at regular intervals. Even if you aren't using a lot of basil, picking leaves often encourages new growth and maintains proper air circulation.
- Feed or replant container basil to ensure it receives all of the required nutrients.
- Avoid planting too early. Basil thrives indoors, so stop bringing it outside too much.
Common problems affecting green basil and solutions
If the seeds or roots of young plants are hit with damp, they can wither quickly. Seedlings may appear healthy before collapsing and dying. A variety of different fungal organisms causes it, but it's especially vulnerable if it's planted in waterlogged soil or infertile soil. Do not use too much water. Basil can't bear sitting in the rain. It's also a good idea to sterilize containers before planting basil since diseases will linger even after the previous plant has died.
Root rot is commonly caused by inadequate drainage and overwatering. They will begin to fade in colour and die. Roots can tend to be slimy and dark. Let it dry out. If your soil is exhausted, basil will have to be replanted.
Leaf Spot Disease
Leaf streak is caused by a bacterial infection that produces spots on the leaves. Prune off any infected leaves as soon as you see them up-to-to-to-date. Water is needed at the base of the plant so that foliage has enough time to dry all day long.
Downy mildew is caused by a variety of microbes that attack basil plants. On the underside of yellow leaves, look for fuzzy, grey development, good air circulation, and dry foliage to help reduce downy mildew. To prevent the disease from spreading, get rid of infected leaves and stems.
Nematodes are soil-dwelling worm-like creatures that cause your basil to wilt and turn yellow. When nematodes are present, the roots can become swollen and disfigured. Until your soil disturbs the possible presence of the nematode, the only way to prevent it is by crop rotation. Alternatively, cultivate basil in grow bags and replant each year.
Aphids feed on plant juice and excrete a sticky substance called honeydew. Generally, they are located on the undersides of leaves. They are usually semi-green or yellow (although they may also be red, black, or other hues), with nearly transparent bodies. Blast them away with water. They can do serious harm to your basil plant if left unchecked.
Flea beetles consume basil leaves by chewing tiny holes in them. Generally, they can be blasted away with acid. If that does not work, spray them with insecticidal soap and use organic neem cakes.
A mass of insects spreads and settles as you mix basil and shake it. They, like aphids, sap the life from plants if left unchecked. Using water or insecticidal soap to spray them, as well as organic neem cakes.
Snails and Slugs
It is most likely slugs or snails that have left their traces. Follow them and pick them off. If you notice a fly problem, use a beer trap or copper traps.
The wilting, yellowing, decaying, and sparsely green leaves can all be indications of nutrient deficiency. To solve the issue, feed your plants a high-nitrogen liquid organic fertilizer like Azospirillum Nitrogen Fixing Bio Fertilizer. These signs are caused by disease. If fertilizing does not solve the problem, consider nematodes
No. of Green Basil Seeds - 100+
All grow bags from Seed 2 Plant have a 5 years replacement guarantee. Yes, you heard that right. We are 100% sure about the quality of our grow bags that we offer no questions asked 5 years replacement guarantee.
If one of our grow bags got damaged under normal use within a 5 years period, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ship the damaged grow bag. We'll replace the grow bag and the shipping cost will be refunded too.
How are we sure that our grow bags will last 5 years?
- Our grow bags are made of thick 220 gsm HDPE material.
- All our grow bags are UV treated, which means even exposed to strong sun rays, will not damage the product.
- Our stitching is unmatched. We make sure that each grow bags undergoes strict QA process before being sent to you.
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