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Thai Basil – 300 Seeds

75 EGP

Description

Mr. FotherGill’s from Italy

Thai Basil is a member of the mint family. It is a perennial herb that grows to an average of 30 to 45 centimeters in height and spreads about 30 centimeters wide.  Thai Basil offers a robust, sweet yet spicy anise-like flavor.

The narrow, bright-green leaves have serrated edges and are typically smaller and sturdier than those of common sweet basil. Thai Basil leaves, flowers, and stems are all edible and offer a bold flavor with spicy-sweet notes of anise and black licorice.

They also boast a fresh and spicy fragrance and sometimes have a slight purple tint. When the plant matures, spikes of lavender to dark-violet flowers grow at the tops of the reddish-purple stems. 

Thai Basil plants are Asian variety of sweet basil known for their spicier flavor and ability to withstand high cooking temperatures.

General Info

  • Basil contains antioxidants which fight diseases and help protect the body tissues against free radical damage

  • It has cancer fighting properties 

  • Boosts the immune system 

  • Can also fight against viruses 

  • Promotes heart health 

  • Protect against bacterial infection 

  • Helpful in combating stress 

  • Regulates normal liver functions

  • Fortifies the digestive and nervous system and can be a good remedy for headaches and insomnia

  • Basil’s powerful oil helps cleanse the skin from within

  • Helps fighting depression

  • Diabetes Management

Growing Guidelines

– Days to Maturity: 4 Weeks

– Hardiness Zone: Between 4: 10

– Planting Depth: 2 cm

– Plant Spacing: 30cm :45 cm

– Soil Preference: 70% Cocopeat 10% Vermiculite 5% Perlite 15% Plant Compost (You can increase up to 30% compost for mature plants)

– Temp Preference: Warm (18ºC – 35ºC)

– Light Preference: Full Sun (14-18 hours of good light)

– pH Range: 5.6: 6.6

– EC Range: 1.4: 2.3

– TDS: 800: 1100 PPM

– Color: Purple

– Germ Timeline: 5:10 days

– Harvest: 60 days after seeding

– Flavor: Liquorish

  1. Prepare your soil mix and put your seeds at 2 cm depth

  2. Spray the seeds and cover them with a plastic case to accelerate the germination process, don’t forget to make holes in the plastic case for the seeds to breathe. 

  3. The soil should be completely irrigated and make sure not to pre-soak the seeds

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