How to Care For A Basil Plant Indoors
Basil is a herb that is native to central Africa and southeast Asia but can be grown in homes around the world!
Basil plants need to live in a pot with drainage holes. You can keep it in a plastic garden container or a terracotta pot.
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If replanting, choose a pot that is about 6" tall so the roots can grow to their maximum and the plant will get as tall as it can be. Mine was 5"
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Use a high quality potting soil that is also well draining. Miracle Grow soil works fine!
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Place your basil plant on a south or west facing windowsill. It needs at least 6 hours of bright sun a day. They love the sun!
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Basil needs frequent waterings, about twice a week. Water when the top layer of soil is dry and the bottom layer is still slightly danp.
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Rotate the pot once a week so the stems grow straight up.
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If you have just repotted, water from the top. Once the roots grow, only water from the bottom.
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Pinch tips to promote new growth so you can get a bigger plant with more branches!
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Harvest basil when the plant is at least 6 inches tall. Snip a strand off 1/4" above where 2 leaves are located below.
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