Basil Microgreen is a mucilaginous seed, meaning that when the seed is in contact with water it creates a gel like coating around the seed which holds moisture. Grown as a microgreen, Basil has a stronger taste, slightly sweeter, and more tender.
The Basil that we sell for microgreens is a Sweet Genovese type, being the most popular and traditional of Basils.
How to grow Basil Microgreen Seeds:
2 x Growing trays
Basil Microgreen Seeds
No need to soak the seeds in advance,
1. Sow your seeds directly on thoroughly moistened medium in a tray with holes, place in another tray without holes
2. No need to cover as Bail needs light to germinate
3. Keep the medium moist by watering lightly as needed. Don't drench!
4. Harvest when the leaves are 2.5cm - 5cm tall, around day 14-21, using scissors or a sharp knife and cut just above the medium
Did You Know?
We now stock growing essentials for Microgeen and Sprouting growers, you can find the full range HERE
Feeling daunted by the world of Microgreens and Sprouting and don't know where to start...then why not have a look at our starter kits for inspiration:
And don't forget to join our Microgreen Club and enjoy year-round benefits HERE
All orders are dispatched the next working day and are delivered either via Royal Mail 2nd Class Delivery (3-5 working day service) or 48 Hour Parcel Courier (depending on size and weight). These delivery times shown are to be used as a guide and are not guaranteed.
Please note, we are unable to deliver seeds to countries outside the UK. Due to new BREXIT regulations, we can no longer supply to the Republic of Ireland, sorry .
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