16-25 Days. There is nothing like the aroma of basil! Basil microgreens have a milder flavor than full grown, so more is more with these little guys. There is no more useful herb than basil, and basil microgreens is no exception. Savor the wonderful flavor in brucchetta, tomato sauce, or as a dash of flavor and color in salads. Grow basil microgreens indoors at any time of year to get your “green fix” in the dead of winter. Move containers as needed for best light exposure and temperature. Harvest when first leaves appear and enjoy! Detailed sowing instructions inside packet.
This packet sows up to six 10" x 20" flats
THIS MIX OF MICROGREENS INCLUDES:
(Percent of mix by weight)
Genovese. . . . . . . . 90%
Dark Opal. . . . . . . 10%
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: Not recommended. Microgreens are fragile, and outside soil makes them difficult to clean.
When to start inside RECOMMENDED. Sow indoors any time of year. For a continual crop, sow every 10 to 14 days.
Special sowing instructions: Use a shallow container with 1”–2” of potting soil. Sow seeds in a single layer, and cover with 1/4” of soil.
Harvesting: When seedlings emerge, the first pair of leaves to show are the cotyledons, which can look very different from the leaves that follow, called “true” leaves. Ciao Bella Basil Blend microgreens are ready to harvest 16 to 25 days after sowing, when they have cotyledons. SCool growing temperatures may slow germination and growth. Harvest by cutting just above the soil line.
Artist: Donna Clement
"The seeds germinated well and there were quite a few seeds in the packet so a good value.” - K. Elliott