Basil Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pots) Basil Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pots) Basil Seed Starting Kit (Ceramic Pot, 2-Pack) Basil Seed Starting Kit (Ceramic Pot, 2-Pack)

Basil Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pots)

2PK |  4.5" Pot |  $24.99

Ready to start a new gardening adventure? Bonnie Plants® Basil Seed Starting Kit gives you everything you need to grow your favorite herb from seed! The kit includes a pretty pot, soil, your favorite non-GMO Genovese Basil seeds, and easy-to-follow growing instructions. Simply fill the planter with soil, sprinkle the seeds on top, press them into the soil, water well, place in a warm spot under light—and soon, you’ll see sweet baby basil plants appear!

Make sure to keep the soil moist (but not soggy) as your basil grows. The drainage hole in the bottom of the pot helps prevent overwatering. If the pot becomes overcrowded with too many basil seedlings, gently remove a few and use the leaves to enjoy as microgreens. Before you know it, you’ll be harvesting fabulous, flavorful basil for pesto, caprese salad, tomato sauce—all of your favorite recipes! Basil prefers 6 to 8 hours of sun. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, and feed with a liquid fertilizer two weeks after the seeds sprout. Basil seeds typically germinate in 14 to 18 days and will be ready to harvest in 80 to 90 days. Use the seed kit indoors year round or grow outside when the danger of frost has passed. You’ll love the pleasure of growing your own basil from seed!

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The Highlights

Culinary use Asian and Italian dishes Features large, aromatic leaves
Garden use containers, herb beds, flower beds Light Full sun
Planting time after last spring frost Plant size 24 to 30 inches tall, 18 inches wide
Soil fertile, well drained but moist Spacing 18 inches
Type warm season annual

Welcome your Plant

1. Remove Packaging

Take each individual bonnie plant out of the box before carefully opening each individual plant’s packaging. Be cautious of soil that may have shifted during transportation.

2. Check the Soil

Your plants were watered right before shipping, but they may have become thirsty during travel. If the soil is dry to the touch, give your plants a good drink before planting.

3. Adjustment Period

Let your plants get used to their new environment. Set them in a warm, sunny spot for 34 to 48 hours so they can recover from their trip before being planted.

Long term Care

1. Location, location

Find the right spot for your plant. Check each plant’s tag for information on how much sun your plan’s need. Growing tip: if your plant needs full sun, a south-facing area will give you the most sunlight. If your plan can grow in part shade, an east or west-facing window might be enough.

2. Soil & drainage

Making sure your container has holes to allow excess water to drain is vital to your plant’s health! We recommend planting your Bonnie Plant in Miracle-Gro Potting Mix for containers, or Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for planting in ground.

3. Hungry plants

Feeding your plants is one of the best ways to improve your plant’s health and maximize your harvest. We recommend feeding with Miracle-Gro plant food when you transplant, and feeding regularly following label directions for best results.