Basil is a highly flavored herb that grows very quickly in hydroponic culture. It can be grown from seed, but it takes as long as two weeks to germinate. It can also be started from cuttings simply cut from new growth on an existing plant, stripped of its lower leaves and then placed in a tub grower with its lower portion in the nutrient water.
Basil is grown and then harvested from green leafy portions. A basil plant will continue to grow as it is being harvested but will eventually become woody and may need to be replaced. The basil leaves are used in a wide variety of cooking and have medicinal uses as well.
Can be grown from seed or from cuttings.
Space between rows: 30 cm (12')
Space between seeds: 30 cm (12')
Depth: 1 cm (1/3")
Germination: 7- 14 days
Harvest: 60 days
Temperature 20-240C (68-750F)
Floating Bed Culture:
Basil can be grown from floating beds and is a fast growing herb, suitable for commercial sales.
Basil is a highly flavored herb that grows very quickly in hydroponic culture. It is used as a seasoning in vegetable dishes, soups, salad dishes and sauces. Pesto sauce is made of basil.
Fresh basil leaves can be boiled and eaten like spinach. They can also be added to any stew. They are a common addition to a fresh garden salad, and are the main ingredient in pesto.
Basil plants may help keep flies away from indoor areas.
A basil plant will continue to grow as it is being harvested but will eventually become woody and may need to be replaced. As it grows pinch back the flowering tips to maintain green growth.
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