Some plants are so simple that we are right to ask why we did not grow them earlier. Basil is certainly one of them …

Basil (lat. Ocimum basilicum) is specific for its green wrinkled leaves and red and white and violet flowers and its pleasant aroma. Easy to grow, and its specific aroma each food turns into a fantastic dish.

It is most often used in Mediterranean cuisine, in the preparation of fish or as a supplement to salads. Neither Italian cuisine can be imagined without basil, it is an integral part of almost every pizza. We give you a few tips to help you grow the basil at home.

First you need to choose which type of basil you want to breed. Basil comes in different varieties and forms, each of which has a different flavor. Broad leave basil, Small-leaved called Greek and purple, and Thai basil, are the three most common cultivars that we find in our market.

You can buy basil seeds in a garden center or in a supermarket. Basil seeds will be recognized by what they look like poppy grains- they are black and very tiny. If you want to make sure that you buy domestic seeds or already grown basil, look for it at the market. In that case, choose a healthy plant, by chance already branched.

Have the seedlings or seeds you have bought with the appropriate bowls of up to 10 centimeters in diameter. Be sure to be filled exclusively with fresh soil, and if necessary, you can also add organic fertilizer.

You can use one small trick – after you put the basil into the bowl, cover it with a transparent foil to keep moisture. The seed should ordinarily have to shed 7, 8 days after sowing. However, as the basil grows quite slowly, do not be surprised if nothing is happening even ten days after planting. Germination is at this plant a little slower but the time varies.

Water the basil as often as possible, at least twice a week. It is important that the soil is always moist, but by no means should not be soaked in water as it will in this case get to the decay of leaves or plants.

The secret of successful basil growing is hiding in the planting that you should do at least once a year. After the first leaves emerge, new, and lateral branches start to appear. Planting is the only help to make the basil grow further. Basil leaves should be regularly routed, and make sure your basil always has enough light.