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Growing Your Basil

Basil is a warm-weather, fragrant herb that tastes great in many dishes—including the beloved homemade pesto!  Preparing for your journey Collect yourself. Bring your kit into focus and familiarize yourself with its contents. Pick a good location. Basil will grow best in a location that gets 6 to 8 hours of full sun daily, though it can perform well in partial sun, too. If you’re planning on cooking with these plants, plant them in clean soil, use organic fertilizers, don’t use insecticides, and grow them away from driveways and busy streets so that exhaust won’t settle on the plants.  How to plant basil Sow the seeds. Lay the seeds on the soil bed and cover. Plant at least 5 seeds about ¼-inch deep into a single pot. Keep it moist. Leaving...

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Growing Your Cilantro

Cilantro is used to flavor many recipes and the entire plant is edible, though the leaves and seeds are used most often. Preparing for your journey Collect yourself. Bring your kit into focus and familiarize yourself with its contents. Pick a good location. Cilantro will grow best in a location that gets 6 to 8 hours of full sun daily, though it can perform well in partial sun, too. If you’re planning on cooking with these plants, plant them in clean soil, use organic fertilizers, don’t use insecticides, and grow them away from driveways and busy streets so that exhaust won’t settle on the plants.  How to plant cilantro Sow the seeds. Lay the seeds on the soil bed and cover. Plant at least 8-10 seeds about ¼-inch...

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