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Looking for basil seeds to sow in your herb garden? You have come to the right place at Tuinzaden.eu. We have a wide range of basil seeds from different seed breeders. Basil is an herb that should not be missing in your herb garden.

Homemade basil? You can taste that!

Fresh basil leaves are always much more delicious and have more flavor than dried basil herbs. Home-grown basil plants are also much stronger than the plants at the supermarket. By sowing, the choice of basil varieties is also unprecedentedly large.

Sowing basil seeds yourself is of course also fun and gives quick results. If you sow the basil seeds in the right way and give the basil plant a good position, you can enjoy these delicious fresh leaves for many years. Basil leaves are delicious in pasta, salads, pizzas or other Italian dishes, for example.

Popular basil varieties

Different basil varieties are very popular. For example, consider:

  • Large-leaved basil seed
  • Fine-leaved basil seed
  • Genovese basil seed
  • Thai siam basil seed
  • Classic Italian basil seed

Sowing instructions for basil seeds

Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions with answers about sowing and growing basil seeds yourself. Before sowing your seeds, always read the enclosed sowing instructions on the packaging for your specific basil species.

How do I sow basil seeds?

It is best to pre-sow basil seeds indoors from April to July in a propagator with moist potting compost. Do not sow the seeds too close together and gently press the seeds with the palm of the hand. Do not cover the seeds, as basil seeds are light germinators. Use a lid on the grow box so that the soil does not dry out and the temperature does not drop too much, especially at night. Place the propagator in a warm, light location and keep it slightly moist.

After about 1-3 weeks the basil seeds will sprout. As soon as the first basil leaves appear, you can remove the lid. When the seedlings have about 2 real basil leaves (not the germ leaves) you can transplant the seedlings into separate pots. Start hardening off the basil plants in May by placing them outside in a sunny sheltered place for 2 weeks during the day. Around mid-May the danger of night frost has passed and you can place the basil plants outside in a sunny and sheltered place. Maintain a mutual planting distance of 20-25 cm.

After about 2-3 you can harvest the first basil leaves. Regularly pluck the leaves from the tips to promote the growth of the leaves.

When to sow basil seeds?

Sow basil indoors

Basil seeds can be sown indoors all year round in a growing container. Use a culture tray with a lid for an even temperature and to maintain the humidity.

Sow basil outdoors

If you want to transplant the basil plants outside, start sowing in April. Use a culture tray with a lid to maintain an even temperature and maintain humidity. By mid-May the danger of night frost has passed and you can plant the basil plants in pots or in the garden.

When do basil seeds germinate?

Basil seeds germinate after about 7 to 21 days.

What is the best germination temperature for basil seeds?

Basil seeds germinate at a temperature of 18-22 ° C.

How deep should I sow basil seeds?

Sow the basil seeds on the potting soil and gently press it against the soil. Do not cover the seeds with soil, as basil seeds are light germinators.

How can I harden off basil plants?

Start hardening off the basil plants in May by putting them outside in a sunny, sheltered place for 2 weeks during the day. You can also put the young basil plants in the cold container for 2 weeks.

What is the planting distance for basil plants?

If you plant the basil plants in the garden, keep a mutual planting distance of 20-25 cm.

What is the best place for basil?

Basil plants like a sunny but sheltered place.

When can I harvest basil leaves?

You can harvest the first basil leaves about 2-3 months after sowing.

How do I take care of basil plants?

Place basil plants in a sunny but sheltered spot. Do not let the soil dry out completely.

What is the best soil and / or soil type for basil?

Use regular, regular, well-draining potting soil for basil seeds and plants.

What kind of recipes can you use basil in?

The basil leaves are of course often used in Italian cuisine. Think of pastas, sauces, as a garnish and of course for making pesto. Thai cuisine also makes extensive use of Thai Siam basil.

What are good neighbors and bad neighbors from basil plants? Which plants can be combined with basil plants? Combination cultivation of basil?

Some combinations of plants can reinforce and stimulate each other. Other combinations of plants weaken each other or influence each other negatively. In order to optimally utilize the advantages of this so-called combination crop (good neighbors), it is best to sow in rows. For example, alternately grow two mutually reinforcing crops in each row. It is even better to combine tall and low plants, for example, smart combinations yield better growth, yield and taste.

Basil is a good neighbor for tomatoes, chillies, oregano, petunias and asparagus. Planting basil next to tomatoes seems to make tomatoes taste better and yield up to 20% higher yield. Chamomile and anise are said to increase the essential oils in basil for better flavor.