Basil shoots are ready in 18–23 days.
Shootscontain vitamins A, B₁, B₂, B₃, B₅, B₆, C, E and K, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium and potassium.
Benefits: shoots are rich in antioxidants that reduce free radicals and help prevent the risk of cancer. Antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that fight infections and viruses. May help to reduce stress.
Use in: salads, pasta dishes, desserts or for garnishing.
How thickly should I sow the seeds? It all depends on the size of the seeds.
Sowing recommendation for basil ~ 2g of seeds on a 10 × 10 cm (100 cm²) tray.