Live Basil Plant
All of our live plants are started in 2-6 inch reusable plastic pots. My farm is organic, absolutely no pesticides, non GMO & I use absolutely no Miracle Grow. My starters are shipped ready to harden off & transplant to containers or into your garden.
Some will ship in peat starter pots that can be planted whole. All plants come with care & harvest instructions. We even send you instructions on collecting your own seed if we know!
Needs fertile, well draining soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Thrives in moist soil. Grows 4-6 inches, pinch off top branches to promote a taller plant. Pinch off blooms to prevent your plant from going to seed. Feed with water soluble plant food. Benefits from afternoon shade. If the plant starts to flower, the leaves will lose their flavor & the plant will stop growing. It is a warm weather plant. If planting more than one space about 12-18 inches apart. Basil should be harvested regularly so you don’t need to fertilize. There’s no definitive time to harvest, just pick as needed. It can be used right off the plant or stored for later use. Harvesting evenly will encourage even growth.