For growing basil in containers, there are many ways you have to do. People choose the container method since it won’t take so much space and an ideal choice for small home or apartment. Many people use the windowsill to grow basil and all they need is preparing a pot as the container.
How to start for growing basil in a pot? Follow all steps below!
1. A clay pot is the best container to start and plant basil seeds. After filling up the pot with potting soil, spread out the seeds, give water and place it in direct sunlight. Don’t forget for regular watering and make sure the soil always moist. You will see the small sprouts showing up within one or two weeks.
2. Keep the soil moist is really important and you have to watering the seedlings, not every day, but at least once a week. If you see one or more sprouts come up on top of each other, please don’t worry. You only have to thin out the seedlings.
3. Place the pot in windowsill that receive enough and direct sunlight. For the best result, you can run the organic concept, no need to use any chemical fertilizers.
4. As the basil grows bigger and ready to use, be careful when cutting off the leaves. If you want to use the leaves in cooking, you can cut off the top parts of the stalks.
Four steps above show us the easy ways for growing basil in a pot. Now, you can start your own basil garden.