The quick and convenient guide to growing your Thai basil seedlings!
Growing Thai Basil From A Seedling or Rooting
Thai basil has a strong spicy flavor with a hint of licorice, its a is popular addition to cuisines of Southeast Asia. Freshly picked Thai basil leaves can be added to salads, soups sandwiches or dried for winter use. The Thai basil plant is somewhat smaller than most sweet basil varieties, with thiner leaves. Thai basil stems and flowers are purple, making the plants a beautiful additional to ornamental gardens.
Growing Your Thai Basil From Seedlings In 5 Steps
1. After hardening off your plants. Prep your planting space. Thai basil prefers full sun, and plenty of water along with fertile, well-draining soil. Like other basils, Thai basil is a heat-loving and is especially susceptible to frost damage.
2. Dig a hole that is 2X the with of your Thai basil roots, and 1.25X the depth of your Thai basil roots. Space your Thai basil plants 8 to 12 inches apart or give each plant an individual pot.
3. Throughly wet planting soil, and place your seedling each hole or pot. Carefully fill the dirt around the root system and press until you are sure there are no air pockets. 4. Protect your Thai basil plants from wind and extreme sun for the first 7-10 days.
5. Water once top 1MM of soil is dry.