Sunday, May 15, 2011

Planting Sweet Basil from Seed

My quest to become an urban farmer has definitely been a challenge especially because of the hot summer weather. A couple of the herbs I bought from Tagaytay have dried up, including the second sweet basil I got from Sonya's Garden.

I did some research and found out that you can grow basil two ways. One, by cutting off a stem and planting it. Two, planting from seed. I tried the first one and failed miserably. I was successful though in planing seeds which I got from my first sweet basil plant. I've been keeping them away from the sun and watering them just once a day.

Here's a couple of seeds that sprouted a week after I planted them (on Black Saturday).

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