Tricks and secrets to always have a lush and abundant basil plant

By liliaturcin5

Basil is one of the most used aromatic plants in the kitchen and easiest to grow at home. However, it is necessary to follow some precautions to have a healthy and luxuriant plant .

In this article, we list some tricks to protect the basil plant and make sure you keep it in the best possible condition.

Basil needs a lot of light , but care must be taken in direct exposure to the sun, the rays of which could damage it.

Just keep the plant near a window or balcony so that it can receive indirect light.

Another important factor to consider when growing basil is drainage . Basil can grow in pots, as long as it has drainage holes that allow excess water to drain properly .

Basil needs constant watering . It is advisable to put a layer of clay on the bottom, very useful to avoid water stagnation. The potting soil must be constantly moist .

If you decide to keep basil indoors, remember to water it less, especially in winter. Check the humidity of the potting soil and add some water if it is dry.

An effective and little-known trick is to cut off the topmost tops of the basil . The widespread and erroneous belief is that removing the lowest and oldest leaves is more useful for the plant, but this is not the case.

It is necessary to cut the new and fresher tops, and which are found in the highest part of the plant. This operation will favor the healthy growth of the plant.

Another effective trick is to remove the flowers and thin out the stems .

Cutting the flowers helps us prevent the plant from deteriorating, while gently removing the stems that depart from the main stem of the plant will allow us to have a better and more constant supply of nutrients to the leaves.

Important: This website does not give medical advice, nor does it suggest the use of techniques as a form of treatment for physical problems, for which medical advice is required. In case you decide to apply the information contained in this site, the same does not assume responsibility. The intention of the site is to be illustrative, not exhortative or didactic.