How difficult is it to care for basil plants?

How difficult is it to care for basil plants?

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  1. Not really hard. They tend to bolt in warm weather. Plant them in cool weather with mixed sun. Keep watered regularly,but do not over water and let them get soggy. When harvesting leaves, cut off the tips of branches with two leaves. It will rebranch lower. They are strictly annual and will get woody if you try and over winter them. Plant fresh each time you need more. Well worth it though, fresh basil leaves are awesome to cook with.

  2. When I lived in middle Tennessee I grew great basil plants very easily. Now that I’m back in a cooler climate it is much more of a challenge. Basil requires warm weather, especially warm nights. In Tennessee I grew it between my tomato plants against a south facing brick wall and it liked that matchup.
    In Western Washington, where I now live I don’t always get a great crop. I use starts and try to wait until June to plant. It often wants to bolt before it grows much, Protection from early cold might help get a head start. I’ll keep trying because when it works it is wonderful.

  3. not hard if you realize a few things.
    #1-they are incredibly front sensitive. In fact, it will die quicker than you can say Jack Rabbit if it even gets below 35 degrees F.
    #2 they will bolt. Every time. At least here where the summers are fairly hot.

  4. Some people keep a pot indoors in a sunny place. Many people grow them outdoors in a garden. They are annuals so you need to prevent them from flowering or they will stop growing. Flower buds are edible as are the leaves. You can trim off the leaves you want as you need them or harvest the lot and make freezer pesto (everything in a pesto recipe except the butter and cheese).

  5. They are fairly easy to care for Eric and for indoor or outdoor. Here’s a few indoor sites to help you out;
    How to Keep Your Basil Plant Alive
    How to Take Care of an Indoor Basil Plant

  6. I put them in a pot on the patio and water them. 1 tablespoon of 10–10–10 per plant when I plant them. Then I pinch off any flowers that start. You don’t want them to flower.

  7. Basil plants require sunshine, warm temperatures, rich soil and sufficient regular water to grow. They’re not difficult at all to grow but once they’ve set seed and the weather turns cool, they’re done. You can delay the seed production by pinching off emerging flowers.

  8. You’ll want to keep a close eye on it at first to get used to how quickly it begins to wilt. Once you get used to its watering needs (which vary depending on weather, sun exposure, plant size, and pot size) it should be pretty easy. Make sure you don’t give it more water than it needs and give it as much sunlight as possible.

  9. Basil in the garden is quite easy. Make sure the soil drains well and give it plenty of sun. Pinch off the ends of the branches regularly to keep it bushy—and to prevent it from blooming, which will affect the taste. Be sure to harvest it all before the first freeze.

  10. They’re pretty easy to grow if you meet their needs.
    They need a bright window or else indoor artificial lighting. Ideally, at least 6 hours of sun per day but they may not fare too well in a scorching hot west window in the summertime. South windows will likely work best, or east.
    They want their soil moist, but not soggy wet and should not dry out between waterings. Basil tastes better grown in poorer soils than in very rich ones, so, go easy on fertilizers.
    Snip the tips of the branches periodically, even if you don’t use all the leaves to cook with, so the plants get nice and bushy.
    Cuttings usually will root quite easily so you can start new plants periodically too.

    Eight O’Clock

  11. Not hard. Water once in a week to a week and a half, plenty of sun, don’t let the soil dry out. From seeds, it takes a while to get it to start, but it’s relatively easy to grow.
    First go around, I bought a basil plant, killed it multiple times but nothing a little water won’t fix.
    This time I started from seeds and it looks a lot better than the store bought plant and it’s a lot bigger.
    I can’t wait to make pesto!

  12. Caring for Basil Plants.
    Basil is the most fussy of herbs that I have grown so I would rate them as on the difficult side. It all depends on your climate really and whether you can achieve perfect conditions for them.
    They don’t like to get cold, even a cold draught can cause them to lose their leaves and sulk. The other problem is that they are prone to aphids, because they are tasty I guess! I don’t like using chemicals especially on things I want to eat but you could either use soapy water to wash them off or a fine mesh to keep them away in the first place.
    In a typical UK summer (whatever that is!) they can be started off in the green house and then grown in pots in a sheltered spot in the garden. Generally the windowsill is too dry for them unless you can provide a mini atmosphere by spraying gently with water.
    Happy growing!

  13. Basil is easy once you have prepared the soil.
    Be sure to wait until you have two or three nodes. Cut above a pair off leaves so that you are left with what will become two branches. After a couple of clippings, you will have a great basil ‘bush’ that you can keep harvesting from.

  14. you will feel good by knowing that basil plant don’t needs much care… but we should follow some tips so we can make our plant bushy
    for details must watch

  15. Basil is very easy to grow from seed and care for. It can be grown in a pot or in your garden. Just don’t let it dry out completely. Try to keep it from flowering. Snip off the buds as soon as they form. Always harvest from the tip of the stems. That way it will continue to form new branches and stay vigorous. You can also harvest stems and put them in water in your kitchen so you won’t have to go outside to pick it.
    If you have never grown basil your are in for a treat. It’s easy and delicious.

    Victor Allen’s


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