Basil care self watering

Basil care self watering


Potted Herb Care

  • Indirect sunlight
  • Warm environment
  • 1. Remove herb from pack & place into our self watering pot.

  • 2. Fill the pot with water.

  • 3. Refill when water is below level of terracotta disc.

1 to 2 weeks of freshness if cared & kept indoors

Growing Outdoors

  • Full sunlight
  • Wind
  • Water lightly

If you want your basil to keep growing, you have to take it outdoors.

  • 1. Plant it in the ground, sheltered from wind. If kept in a balcony is best to repot to a bigger pot.

  • 2. If too hot, water it every day. If the leaves start to fade and droop, you need to water immediately.

  • 3. Add general plant food to the water every second week.

Basil care self watering

When to Harvest

You can pick the shoots regularly for culinary purposes.

It is important that you never cut the stem directly above ground, only the upper, fresh shoots.

Basil is an annual plant, so after it has flowered and seeded, it dies. Harvest outdoor basil before the first frosts.

How to Freeze

1. Blanch

Blanch In boiling water for 2 seconds.

2. Ice Bath

Transfer the leaves to an ice bath.

3. Dry & Freeze

Dry & store in a freezer container, separating the layers.

Cut Herb Care

  • Do not refrigerate basil
  • 1. Keep the product in it’s mini-greenhouse packaging.

  • 2. Snip off what you need and continue to properly store the remainder.

  • 3. Keep Basil at 10° – 15°

How to enjoy it

Before use, rinse under cold running water.

Once you have picked the Basil leaves it is better to tear rather than cut them, as the edges may turn black.

The stems of basil are great for use in stocks & sauces.

  • Check out some of our favourites herb recipes and bring their fresh taste to your family!