Lemon basil microgreens is well known for its intense lemon aroma and light green leaves which is used in cooking, in salads, and in any dishes to add lemon flavour.
Microgreens are relatively easy to grow on a small scale and can also thrive indoors if indirect bright light is available.Lemon Basil will prolifically produce large green leaves. Basil flowers are white, and are commonly removed to increase yield of leaves.
Follow the steps to grow your own Microgreens:Select a container having 4-6 inch upper diameter.Fill the container with well drained and nutrient rich soil leaving some space (About 1 inch) below rim.Scatter seeds over potting soil in a planter and cover with another thin layer of soil.Mist the soil with water and Cover the seed container with a transparent plastic paper.Place near a source of bright indirect sunlight or under artificial bright light.Continue to mist the seeds to keep the soil moist. DonÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡ ¬Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾ ¢t over water it. Remove plastic wrapping once seeds start to germinate.After germination the Microgreens will be ready to harvest in 18-25 days.
Planting and care
- Keep the seedlings container in indirect bright sunlight
- The media should be well drained
- Apply Water occasionally to keep the growing medium moist
- Poke your finger/plain small stick into the growing medium to check the moisture,apply water if top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch
- Do not over water
- Remove dead, infected or damaged seedlings from container
Water the seedlings to keep the growing media moist.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the growing medium to check the moisture, apply water if top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
Do not over water.
||Use well sterilized and residue free cocopeat or well drained soil for growing microgreens.
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