plant pods

Basil

The garden diva

We really think it's the best thing since sliced bread.

  • First harvest in about one month
  • Organic seeds
  • Biodegradable pod
  • Compatible with both Lilo and Modulo

£ 4.95

  • In stock
    Receive your basil wednesday to saturday
  • 3465 rookie gardeners
    have recently grown basil at theirs :)
  • Guaranteed
    Your plants will grow, satisfied or exchanged, learn more.

Description

Wherefore art thou Basil?

Is there anything you cannot do with Basil? Basil is really the diva among plants and it has all reason to be so. The only thing it doesn't like is cold- and darkness. Tame this diva by offering a jewel of light in your indoor garden.

Basil pod

Growth details

What our mate the gardener thinks of it all

To accompany you during the growth of your plants, download the Prêt à Pousser app and receive personalised tips and tricks to enjoy your plants to the fullest.

  • Average germination time

    2 to 5 days
  • Light exposure

    Summer (14h)
  • Time before harvesting

    4 to 6 weeks after sowing
  • Harvest your plant for up to

    6 to 9 weeks
  • Preservation

    Wash the leaves, dry them and freeze.

" To harvest it, cut the main stem after the 2nd node. The flowers of your Basil can make your plant taste bitter. Prune them once they appear. " — Our mate the gardener

Recipes for basil

Chef's specials

Anchovies in a pan, tomato, and some capers. Cook spaghetti, and pour it in the sauce, together with some of the cooking water. Add some Basil, that's it, you're in Naples!

Discover the recipes for your basil.

Guaranteed

It will grow!

Guaranteed

Your indoor garden supplies all ingredients for a beautiful harvest: water, light and nutrients. In the case of a pod that doesn't sprout (which can happen as we work with natural materials), we will send you a new pod free of charge. Take a look at our FAQ.

Natural

Our seeds are organic

Agriculture Biologique Produit en France

The seeds come from special selected seed companies in France. The aromatic seeds are organic and grow in peat and coconut fiber. Our pods are made out of bioplastic and are biodegradable: when your plants grow tired you can repot them or compost them.

Système hydroponique

The pod

An innovative hydroponic system.

Thanks to our patented Float® design, you only have one thing to do: add water once every two or three weeks when the floater sinks. The plant takes all mineral salts it needs out of the water (these are released into the water over the weeks). Discover the Prêt à Pousser technology.

Questions /Answers about basil

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Questions /Answers

    • My Basil is growing like a weed and is overshadowing its neighbour plants!

      Among gardeners, Basil is known for its rapid growth. This might put its neighbours in a bit of shadow, so don't hesitate to cut your plant regularly in order to avoid your other plants from growing. Another tip is to just only fill the pot half, this way your Basil will be lower.

    • My Basil is dying!

      Did you cut your plant correctly? Basil hates it when you only pick some leaves, leaving it bare naked. Brr. Please take a look at the video in the growth diary. Otherwise, it's normal that your Basil will die at some point, it's an annual plant.

    • There are some strange black spots on my Basil, should I be worried?

      Take a good look at the black spots. Do they move? Then it's probably little insects, you can wash them off with a bit of black soap. They don't move? Then it's very likely that you have burnt the leaves of your Basil, the light might be too close to your plant.

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