What are the pros? high germination rate
What are the cons? needs protection early on
As a Thai/American family we miss cooking with holy basil, but I was nervous it wouldn't grow in our mild/cool Northern California climate. I ordered the seeds and planted them in a pot. The first two times I planted them they sprouted after a few weeks but dissapeared a few days later. I am not sure if it was because of the cold, birds, or bugs. On the third try, I just put a anti-frost cloth (the kind that lets in sunlight) over the pot and kept it there until the plants were about an inch tall. By doing that, it seemed like all of the seeds sprouted and thrived. We had a great harvest of kaprao all summer until the 40 degree November temperatures killed off the plants. Maybe if I had covered them I would still be harvesting! I will definitely grow these again and order from RareSeeds.
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