How to Thin: Sweet Basil

To give basil enough room to grow, it requires "thinning" 2 weeks after planting when the seedlings are about an inch tall. These seedlings can be eaten, or planted in another area of fresh soil. 

 

How to thin Sweet Basil:

  1. First, water the Seedsheet to saturate the soil and avoid damaging the roots. 
  2. Second, select the healthiest plants and gently pull out the extras with your thumb and pointer finger.
  3. Thin Sweet Basil to 2-plants so they have enough room to grow.
  4. Pat down the soil around the remaining plants.
  5. The extra seedlings are micro-basil! Have these as a snack, or top your salads with the delicate basil sprouts.
  6. Watch the remaining two plants grow large and lush leaves.

 

Happy Gardening!

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