Our Genovese Sweet Basil seed has been adapted to grow in a hydroponic system which will mean a stronger and healthier plant if you grow it in hydroponic, aeroponic, or aquaponic system like the Tower Garden FLEX or Farm Stand. This Genovese Sweet Basil plant can be grown indoors under grow lights with room temps 70ºF+ or outdoors during the warm season (nights above 65ºF and daytime temps between 70ºF and 80ºF ideal) for optimum growth. With proper pruning, the spoon shaped leaves will grow into a busy habit and multiply your harvests.
We call basil the new elderberry syrup — eat basil and know that you are building your immune system as it is chalk-full of Vitamin A & K + has antioxidant and antibacterial beneficial properties. It has anti-diabetic properties, fights hypertension and obesity, and studies have shown it even fights acne!
We primarily grow basil for making pesto and keep it in the freezer for one season and use throughout the winter. We really like this healthy recipe over at PCOSbites. We also dehydrate and use as a seasoning in soups, on scrambled eggs, and in Italian red sauces like spaghetti.
Q: What does "Hydroponic Seeds" in the product description mean? [Answer]
• Hydroponic-Adapted Seed:
Recommended for Hydroponic | Aeroponic | Aquaponic growing conditions
• Grown using organic growing practices on our farm
• Hydroponic Growers: Plant 2 seeds p/ 1.5” rock wool cube
• Grow outside, full sun, during the warm season (nightly temps above 65ºF)
• Can be grown inside under grow lights (with temps above 70ºF)
• Seed has been tested for ideal germination
• Open Field
• 60-90 Days to Maturation
• Approx. 25 seeds p/packet
Grow your health gardening and improve your spaghetti sauce and make pesto with basil!