Basil is a staple in many Mediterranean dishes and enjoying them as microgreens is a perfect way to have that fresh garden flavor in the winter. They take a little longer time to grow than other microgreens but are well worth the wait plus you can just leave them to grow in their tray/container, harvesting for an extended period. Ocimum Basilicum.
Germination: 5-7 days
Soil temperature: 70-75 degrees for ideal germination and leave growth.
Days to Harvest: 14- 21 days
Growing Tips: Start harvesting when the very first leaves (cotyledons) appear or wait until the first true leaves grow out, on average around 1 1/2 -2 inches, but before they start looking leggy or stunted. Maintain good air flow for greens by not over sowing seeds and water, consistently but lightly.