Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Herb growing in Ireland

Germinated Basil- what next?


 
Most Recent Posts oops
Last post: kindredspirit
funny
Last post: kindredspirit
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Margo
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
tippben
Rank attained: Vegetable garden tender


Joined: 15 Jan 2011
Posts: 896
Location: north tipperary

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Germinated Basil- what next? Reply with quote

I have germinated some Basil (finally). It is beginning to develop true leaves. It is in 1l pots, fairly thickly sown, in a mostly unheated house, under a little cloche made from a takeaway container lid.

I have an unheated polytunnel, which gets much more light, and is generally warmer than the house in the daytime. Should I prick them out yet? Should I take the pots out, and bring them in again at night?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 2747
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would keep Basil inside all the time as it does not grow well (at all) outside in Ireland. If they are to thick in the pot and the have true leaves pot them up with about 6 plants per pot. handle by the seed leaves or you will damage the plants by crushing the stem.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Garden Shop
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 05 Aug 2011
Posts: 133
Location: Laois

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basil is a tricky herb to grow, so well done on your successful germination!

Once basil germinates it is important to maintain a steady temperature. Cold temperatures at night can stunt and even kill your plants. I would recommend moving your basil plants into the house during the cold nights.

Also keep soil moist, but not to moist. Watering in the mornings as basil doesn't like to sit in water over night
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
michael brenock
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Posts: 1275
Location: cork

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prick ot Basil seedlings while they are still at the seed leaf stage, do not squeeze stem just gently firm compost around the roots and water afterwards. Keepin tunnel or glasshouse especially at night. Make successional sowings , every 3-4 weeks.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)

_________________
michael brenock
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
doctor greenthumb
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 14 May 2012
Posts: 9
Location: ireland

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:08 pm    Post subject: Basil Reply with quote

Hi, i bought some basil seed a few weeks ago because i had heard that the common house fly hates the smell of it and as i had alot of flies buzzing about i decided to buy the seed i let them soak in a cup with a little seaweed liquid when they cracked i put them in a small pot wrapped a plastic bag and left them on the radiator they were up in two days i now have them outside with half a coca cola bottle over the top of them it is sweet basil extra fragrance for the flies he he. anyway they are growing fine and thats the only use i have for them although the flies are now gone i,m sure i,ll have them up well before the indian summer.
Very Happy

_________________
novice
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Herb growing in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)