Growing Basil from seed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Basil is a herb that is well loved for cooking, but did you know that it is also a very easy to grow indoor plant? Basil is easy to grow from seeds and is a very fast growing plant. It also is great to have your own fresh herbs ready at any moment for cooking, garnishing, or just plate decoration. If you want to grow your own, you can buy basil seeds for under $2 here.
It’s always best to grow basil in the warmer months, however this particular story proves that its not impossible to grow out of season, just a little slower than normal. This basil plant was grown by @pghplantmom and was planted in mid January 2018.
Tip: this plant had white spot mould growing on the top layer of soil – this can be quite common with plants and is easily fixed if caught early. This one was resolved by scooping out the pieces with mould, sprinkling cinnamon (a natural anti fungal!) and being put in direct sun for two days to dry out. So if your basil plant has white spots on the soil, don’t throw it away, it can be rescued!
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