Basil in pots on the terrace, balcony and interior


Grow and cultivate basil pot is quite possible and c’even an excellent idea of ​​culture to develop in the spring.

Forget’buy frozen or dried basil and opt for the picking as needed while discovering the true flavor of basil.

About the basil in pots:

Name : Ocimum basilicum
Family : Lamiaceae
Type : Herb

Height : 20 to 40 cm
Exposure : Sunlight
Ground : Light, well drained

Harvest : May to October

Planting basil in pots:


Outdoor potted basil:

If you buy directly basil in a pot, it is best to repot quickly because it is growing rapidly.

You can also leave it in the pot’Originally some time for use in’inside or on balconies.
But’ideal for growing pot c’is d’make a repotting immediately after’purchase in a larger pot

Indoor potted basil:

This plant is indeed perfectly suited for indoor growing or on a balcony, in a pot or in a planter.

Take care of the’water regularly so that the soil does not dry out.

Potted basil seedlings:

Sow up, from the month of’April in the southern regions and in the month of May in the other regions.

  • Sow in compost and cover lightly your seeds.
  • Install your seedlings to light but avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest hours
  • Water regularly in light rain to keep the soil moist

Picking and harvesting basil in pots:

You can pick the basil leaves throughout the spring and’summer.

Preferably choose largest leaves by cutting the complete rod to promote the birth of new shoots.

Growing basil in pots:

It is quite possible to grow your basil in’inside your house, on a balcony or terrace.

  • What is the best time?

He n’there was not really the best time for growing basil indoors in winter even if it's hard to keep it long.

Generally preferred the’for use in food’summer.

Basil in pots on the terrace, balcony and interior

Its culture will therefore usually of’avril à Sept-Oct outdoors or indoors.

Choose a bright and sunny, the edge’a window for example.

  • Water when the soil is dry.
  • Fertilize the soil for better production.

Namely basil on:

Originating’India, basil conquered the Mediterranean regions where it adorns most dishes, salads and sauces.

Its culture is relatively easy if certain rules are followed.

  • Sunny location but not hot
  • Soil always moist but never flooded
  • Possible fertilization from May to August with a special fertilizer aromatic plants.

Council clever about basil in pots:

Basil freezes perfectly and taste will even almost intact, even after several weeks.

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