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Basil

*Basil (Ocimum basilicum) *

Basil has a special and very pleasant taste and does not take over other spices. The leaves are strong, green and shiny. The fragrance can be felt right from a single leaf. Basil gives a pleasant aroma and flavour to whatever it is used in. The basic Basil is the most popular of the herbs and also one of the most versatile. There are over 150 different varieties of basil, so everyone can find their own favourite.

Basil is grown almost everywhere in Europe, although it is very sensitive to cold and prefers warm conditions. The plant is also considered to be an invigorating and warming herb. You can use basil in almost all dishes.

• Suits especially well with tomato and garlic.
• Suitable for pasta and vegetarian diet.
• In cream cheese and salads.
• Traditional pesto sauce.
• In bean, pea, potato and mushroom dishes.
• On a sandwich with tomato.
• In tomato-mozzarella salad with an olive oil sauce, seasoned with vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper.
• As seasoning in salads and dressings.
• Excellent as a condiment in an omelette.
• Fine chop and put in olive oil, then add in fine cooked pasta.
• The stems can also be put in a bottle of vinegar or oil for flavouring.

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Growing Tips:*

Seed pods:

Seed pods are compressed ecological peat pods. Just add the seeds of your choice. The peat pod has a diameter of 5 cm, and when placed in water they expand to a height of 6 cm. Unused seed pods remains usable for many years, and are ready to grow fresh herbs and salads as soon as it is placed in water. The package contains two seed pods.
Tregrens’s seed pods are an easy and effective way to grow any plant of your choice. Everyone will be a successful gardener with Tregren’s seed pods, especially when they are placed in Genie Kitchen Garden or Herbie Indoor Garden. Fresh herbs and lettuces will be ready for cooking and eating in 3-8 weeks depending on the plant

How to use:
Put the pod in a vessel with water for 5 minutes. Gently press the seed paper against the pod until it is totally moist and move the pod to your Tregren Indoor Garden.

Commercial herb pot growing:

Remove the plastic cover from the Basil, and place it with the pot in a Herbie. Remove all interspersed and shrivelled leaves and stems. Add the nutrients in the water.

When you buy Basil from the store, always check that the leaves do not have dark areas. This means that the plant has got frostbite, and it most probably will not recover. Do not buy an herb or plant where the soil in the pot is dry. This could mean that the roots are damaged and it will be partly decayed.

How to harvest basil:

When repairing the harvest, do not pluck individual leaves as this will only increase the basil’s stem. The basilica is harvested by pollarding. Pollarding means that the top of the basilica is removed after the third leaf pair. Pollarding also increases the volume. However, always leave a few remaining leaves, that the growth won’t stop.

With seed pods, you can start harvesting the plant about a month after inserting it. You can start harvesting scions after about 2 weeks.

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