Basil is a favorite ingredient, rather buy basil from a grocery store, then creating your own basil garden. It’s easy to make, even for people who live in an apartment. Well, how to grow basil in apartment and achieve the best result? You must follow all steps below!
1. Find a suitable pot to plant your basil seeds. The best pot must have a drainage hole in the base. Plant the single species seeds with 2 to 3 inches of space, so each seed has enough space to grow.
2. Don’t fill the pot with soil around your neighborhood. Go to a nursery store and buy a high quality potting soil. In order to thrive, the pH level must between 5.5 and 6.5. Don’t give too much fertilizer to the soil since it can create negative effect. Give sufficient fertilizer to maintain the pH level only.
3. Keep the soil and plants stay moist. Good level moisture will help the plants to grow, that’s why watering is really important. Give water regularly for every day, don’t watering too much especially make the soil into muddy.
4. Now, you have to find a sunny area in your apartment. Windowsill is the best place, but make sure this area received six hours or more sunlight. When winter comes and not received enough sunlight, use artificial fluorescent growing lamps as a replacement. The plants need more light about 10 to 12 hours, but the growing lamps work well as sunlight replacement.
It’s totally easy about how to grow basil in apartment. Remember, always maintain the plants condition, totally fine to prune your basil.