Culinary Basil Seeds 6-Cell Starter Kit
Basil plants are popularly grown indoors just as readily as they are planted outdoors in containers, planters, and the garden bed. Most varieties of basil are native to the reliably wet, humid tropics of southeast Asia and Africa and still require the same consistently moist conditions for a flavorful and booming harvest. Unlike some of the woodier perennial herbs, basil is nearly effortless to grow from seed and can just as easily be propagated from a cutting in only a matter of weeks.
Inside This Kit
- Italian Large Leaf Basil: Giant green shiny leaves full of seasonal aroma that just makes your mouth water, Italian Large Leaf is a classic Genovese type basil and still the choice for nearly any culinary fare. While many varieties of basil boast exotic flavors and bold notes such as Cinnamon, Lemon, or Spicy, the Italian Large Leaf promises the same classic zest of a Genovese garden basil. Genovese is a sweet basil heirloom native to the Italian provinces of Genoa, Savona, and Imperia while locals are decided that true Genovese hails from the Genoa district of Pra. Sweet basil is preferred in Italian cuisine because it lacks the minty notes as found in more aggressive cultivars, allowing for more bold, savory notes to highlight the dish.
- 6-Cell Compressed Coir Tray: These 6-cell coir trays offer the perfect spacing, depth, and soil drainage for your quickly maturing Italian Large Leaf basil plants. Trays come slightly perforated so they may be easily separated for replanting, but can stay intact for several weeks while germinating and sprouting. Basil plants thrive from the reliable drainage that compressed coir pots offer without the fear of dissolving or molding. When transplanting basil plants into the garden or a container, do not transplant the coir pot along with the basil. Instead, use scissors to simply cut the coir tray to safely remove the basil plant. Compressed coir cells are ideal for providing young seedling the proper drainage and aeration to prevent mold and mildew in the first several months of germination.
- 6 Coir Soil Pucks: The Culinary Basil Starter Kit includes 6 individually compressed coir pucks, plenty of soil for each of your starting trays. For best and quickest results, hydrate the pucks together in a separate bowl or container using medium warm water. Pucks will immediately begin to dissolve and turn into soil once hydrated, manually helping break up pucks to speed up the process. Coir pucks may individually be placed in each of the starting trays and hydrated in place, easily allowing excess water to drain out. Allow soil to dry before planting with basil seeds.