Emerald Towers Basil
Emerald Towers Basil is the perfect addition to your culinary collection.
This variety of basil is a beautiful towering plant with a very high harvest yield.
It grows to be between 24-36" tall and flowers 10-12 weeks later than standard basil
which allows for a much longer harvest time! Emerald Basil has a traditional
genovese flavour and is perfect for eating with fresh caprese salad, making tomato
sauce, use with vegetables or chopped fresh in other recipes.
Need to know the best way to care for your Emerald Basil?
Keep your soil moist with water, however do not let your pot sit in standing water.
This is very important. You may be tempted to leave water on the saucer that your
pot is placed on, however this prevents your basil from being able to draw in all
the oxygen it needs. When your plant is overwatered or left soaking your basil will
start to rot and the leaves will start to turn black. Avoid this by dumping the water
out of the dish your pot is sitting on after watering.
Avoid fertilizing your indoor basil plant. When you purchase Freeman's
fresh potted herbs the soil already has an appropriate amount of fertilizer in it.
Adding more can affect the growth and flavour of your plant because
its toxicity levels will be too high.