Basil Disks - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-10 days at 65–70°F (18–21°C).
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Fill a 6" pot with soil, put the disk on top of the soil, and cover with approximately 1/4" layer of soil or vermiculite. Water well at planting and then water as needed as the plant grows.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 16-18".
PLANT SPACING: 1 disk per 6" nursery pot.
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Begin light harvesting after plants have become established. It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6" above the ground to promote a second growth. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully. Do not store at a temperature less than 50°F (10°C).
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ocimum basilicum