- Seed Storage Tips:
Lemon Basil is an aromatic basil that can be used for culinary purposes and also as a fragrant filler in cut flower arrangements. It may seem slow to start as basil takes about 2 months to become established, but with patience and proper pruning you can have a bountiful crop to season your dishes or to fill your flower arrangements. (Remember, when you prune, always leave 1/3 of the plant to keep the plant from going into shock and so leaves can continue photosynthesis.) Lemon basil can be planted near tomatoes and roses to discourage pests such as whiteflies.
Our Lemon Basil has been grown in a hydroponic growing system like the Tower Garden and Farm Stand, so it is ideal for hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic growing conditions.
We like to make Lemon Basil Goat Cheese Mini Pizzas, added to spaghetti sauce, to pestos, and even muffins! Be sure to add fresh leaves towards the end of any cooking to preserve flavor profile and nutrients. You can use in any recipe calling for traditional basil.
• Heirloom Lemon Basil
• 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).
A light fan in the room for air movement is beneficial for this basil.
• Seed has been tested for ideal germination
• Open Field
• 90 Days to Maturation
• Approximately 20 seeds p/packet
Grow your health gardening with healthy lemon basil!
Q: What does "Hydroponic Seeds" or "Hydroponically Adapted" in the product description mean?
very seed has a lifespan and will vary by cultivar, but with some basic good practices you can significanly prolong the life of your seed and protect your investment with a few best practices:
The goal of whatever "container" you choose is to idealy limit moisture and UV light exposure which can reduce germination rates over time. Use a clean and dry glass jar (we like to use an amber colored wide-mouth Mason Jar) with a lid that closes tightly that is large enough to hold several seed packets. Using a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol, wipe down inside of glass jar and allow to completey dry. This step will help to kill any bacteria or fungi residue that could be present on the surface of your jar (especially if your jar has been sitting in storage for awhile).
If you have a food preservation system like a vacuum sealer system or a canister that can seal with a vacuum like this, these work well also — just keep in mind that if you have to access your seed supply, you will have to cut the package open and reseal to put back into storage.