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Planting basil is a delicate matter


Basil is a spicy herb that gives an extraordinary aroma to salads. Gargle.

Each type of basil has its own spicy smell. It can be the smell of cloves, allspice, bay leaves, lemon.

Fresh leaves are rich in vitamins C, B1, B2 and PP, and also contain essential oils. It is planted around the affected areas or placed in pots to prevent aphids and spider mites.

Basil is an annual plant. Grows in the form of a bush. If stored properly, it retains its properties and smell for 4 - 5 years.

Basil is quite picky about the soil, it must absorb water well and be breathable. Also picky about light.

Planting basil begins with sowing seeds for seedlings. They do this in late April - early March. Sow to a depth of 1 cm with a distance between rows of 5 cm. The optimum temperature for germination is 20 - 28 degrees Celsius. They germinate within a week. Then they are planted in a permanent place of growth.

A successful planting of basil consists in a good soil composition, 1 part of humus and 2 parts of peat. A container with seeds is watered with a nutrient mixture. For 10 liters of water, one teaspoon of urea, superphosphate and potassium chloride is required.

If you want to soak your seeds before sowing, then they must germinate in moist soil. Use room temperature water for watering. Just do not water the ground too much, otherwise the sprouts will have a black leg. A solution of copper sulfate will help in the fight against it. For 1 liter of water, 1 teaspoon of honey is taken.


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