Basil Watering Tips: Proper Watering For Basil Plants
How often do I water my basil plants?
The best way to determine when your basil needs watering is to use a hydrometer. A hydrometer measures the amount of liquid in a substance such as water or alcohol. When you measure the amount of liquid in your soil, it will tell you when it’s time to water your basil plants.
What are the most common types of soil?
There are two main kinds of soil used for growing basil plants: organic and inorganic. Organic soils contain no chemicals, while inorganic soils have been treated with chemical fertilizers or pesticides. There are many different varieties of both types of soils available at garden centers and hardware stores.
Which type of soil do I want to use?
You’ll need to decide which kind of soil you’d like to use before purchasing it. If you’re unsure what kind of soil would suit your basil plants best, try mixing some composted cow manure into the potting mix. Cow manure contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, all essential nutrients for growing basil.
What is compost?
Compost is created by combining animal and plant waste. This waste breaks down into a dark, earthy substance ideal for moistening dry soil. By moistening the soil around your basil plants with some compost, you’ll help keep your plants growing their very best.
Can I use grass clippings in my potted basil plants?
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