Calling all pesto enthusiasts!
Get ready to elevate your culinary adventures with this bulk mix. Whether you enjoy them as microgreens or let them grow to full size for a diverse basil medley, this blend is designed to tantalize your taste buds!
This mix includes the classic and robust Genovese Basil, the subtle Sweet Dani Lemon Basil, the vibrant Red Rubin Basil, and the sweet and healthful Holy Basil. Each leaf adds its unique essence to the mix, ensuring a delightful and diverse flavor experience.
As microgreens, the Pesto Lover's Delight offers an intense concentration of flavors. Their tender, yet intense leaves burst with basil goodness, ready to be sprinkled on salads, soups, sandwiches, or any dish that craves a vibrant herbaceous touch. Imagine the burst of freshness and the delightful aroma that will infuse your creations!
However, if you prefer a bountiful basil spread all season long, simply allow these microgreens to grow to their full potential. Just allow for more spacing if you plan to do this, so that you can easily transfer them into larger growing spaces with care and attention! Witness the transformation as they flourish into mature basil plants, ready for you to harvest and savor. From homemade pesto sauces to caprese salads, the possibilities are endless when you have a mix of flavorful basil varieties at your fingertips.
Unleash your inner chef and embark on a journey of culinary delight with this exceptional blend!
- Start with a 10 x 20-inch tray with holes, or use a disposable food container with holes poked in the bottom for drainage.
- Fill the tray with potting soil, approximately 2 inches deep.
- Lightly water the soil, ensuring it is as moist as a wrung-out sponge.
- Scatter about ½ ounce of microgreen seeds over the soil, or an equivalent amount for the size of the container you are using.
Use less seed if you're growing sprouts for baby basil salad, or selectively and gently dislodge a few sproutlings and transplant to watch them grow into FULL ON BASIL PLANTS! It takes a lot of sprouts to make pesto.
- Sprinkle about ¼ inch of soil over the top of the seeds and pat it down gently.
- Mist the soil with a spray bottle or gently water it to ensure even moisture.
- Place the tray in a dark location, such as a cabinet or closet, for 3-5 days to allow the seeds to germinate and develop roots. Alternatively, you can use a blackout tray designed for this purpose.
- Check the soil moisture daily and lightly mist if necessary. Avoid overwatering to prevent mold growth.
- After 4-7 days, move the tray to a well-lit area, such as a kitchen counter, where the microgreens can receive sufficient light for growth.
- Your microgreens should be ready to harvest in 20-25 days.
- For baby basil salad microgreens, wait for approximately 25 days before harvesting. Cut the microgreens just above the soil line.
- For FULL ON BASIL PLANTS, follow the planting directions on any one of our basil varieties for recommended plant spacing and estimated days to maturity.
- If you are growing year round (indoors and/or in pots) the time it will take for plants to fully mature will vary due to changes in hours of available light per day and the general temperature of the environment the plants are grown in.
1 oz of seed covers approximately two 10x20 inch planting trays for sprouts.
You can use less seed if you are growing sprouts for baby basil salad greens, to leave them more space.
When and How to Use a Blackout Dome: https://www.bootstrapfarmer.com/blogs/microgreens/microgreens-and-when-to-to-use-a-blackout-dome
These can be purchased from BootstrapFarmer.com or check with your local nursery for micro-green kits.