Tips from Limitless Growth
Basil is one of our favorites to grow from seed. Seeds are cost-effective and they respond well to being put outside with limited hardening off. Basil does well in a window sill for year-round growing so you have unlimited pesto!
If you’re more into hydroponics or aquaponics, we have found lots of success growing in media beds with the flood and drain method. Basil will even respond pretty well in a raft system, just make sure you start from seed in Rockwool or similar.
Another awesome benefit of pesto is that it will increase the taste of your tomatoes and will deter pests from most crops. Put it by a door to deter insects from entering your home when you go in and out. It is also an excellent crop to add to your square foot garden as it will deter pests from your other crops.
Basil is a crop we should all have, even if we don’t enjoy the taste. The other benefits it has are incredible. Follow this basil growing guide to see the typical recommendations for growing basil, but don’t limit yourself. These are just guides most growers recommend, but feel free to experiment!