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Live Thai Basil

$4.99

Not to be confused with the classic Italian sweet basil, live Thai basil offers a totally different taste and appearance than its Mediterranean counterpart. Best described as being spicy or peppery with a taste of licorice and anise, this herb is popular in Southeast Asian cuisine.

  • Use in curry’s, salads, soups, chicken
  • Planted using organic soil and seeds
  • Single plant 6″-8″ tall
  • Edible Flowers for any recipe that calls for basil
  • Planted in 4″ plastic pot
  • Pesticide-free/non GMO
  • More robust and forgiving than sweet basil
  • Quick Growing and provides multiple harvests
  • Keep away from cold windows or drafts.

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Live Thai Basil Grown Year Round in Calgary, AB

Rack of Live Thai Basil

If you’re a fan of Southeast Asian cuisine, you’re missing out if you’re not using live Thai basil in your recipes. The distinct and refreshing flavor of Thai Basil makes it the key ingredient in delicious Thai Green Curry, Vietnamese Pho, and countless soups.

Thai basil holds up well to high heat, unlike its sweeter counterpart. So when you’re cooking with the herb, you don’t have to worry about putting it in too early, and it’s also the reason why people love putting it in stir-frys!

On top of being flavorful, healthy, and pretty, Thai Basil is also incredibly easy to grow and lasts longer than sweet basil. While sweet basil is an annual herb that only lasts for one growing season, Thai basil is a perennial herb that can keep growing for two to three years.

 

 

Live Thai Basil Plant Care

Days To Maturity:  65 days

Height: 12-24 Inches (30-60 cm)  

Temperature: Basil needs warm/hot weather to thrive. Avoid exposing to cool temperatures, particularly at night.  If grown indoors, keep away from cold, drafty areas

Light: Full Sun for at least 6 hours a day. Great performance under full spectrum LED grow lights

Media Type: Organic Soil, Products available in coco-coir pots

Soil Requirements: Moderately rich and moist soil.

Watering: Let soil dry between watering.  Typically 4-5 days

Fertilizing: Balanced fertilizer blend with good drainage

 

Harvesting Live Thai Basil

Cutting Thai basil

Step 1: For the best growth, don’t harvest your live basil until the plant is at least 6″ tall with 5-6 leaves. 

Step 2: A basil plant is made up of one tall, central stem with sets of leaves growing out from each side.  

Step 3: Once you have located the main stem, count up at least 2 sets of leaves from the bottom of the basil plant.  Using a sharp pair of cutters/scissors make a cut the main step roughly 1/4″ above the last set of leaves you wish to leave on the plant. 

Step 4: Strip the leaves away from the stems of the cut basil and enjoy using in your kitchen.  Place the cut plant back in a sunny location and it will be ready to cut again in a few weeks time. This time, the plant will grow twice as many heads as last time!

Grow Media

Potted In Soil, Hydroponic Plug

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