Do you love to enjoy a good homemade pesto but don’t always find fresh basil? Well, you’re in luck because today we will see growing basil in pots still to have it on hand when we need it in our kitchen. Also, if you don’t know, basil is a plant that repels flies and mosquitoes, another good reason to have it in our kitchen.
We can grow basil at home by planting seeds or cutting -a twig cut from another plant- and it is very simple in both cases. Then we will only need a sunny window so that the plant receives the light it needs and enjoy this always fresh seasoning.
When we need to cut leaves to use them in a recipe, large leaves should always be cut from the top, taking care not to damage the small leaves growing at the base.
We can also get a new basil plant starting from another plant’s cuttings, which is now the best time to do it and is even more comfortable than the previous method.
The cuttings are the branches that come out of the main stem so that you understand it better. They are the ones that we sell when we buy a bunch of fresh basil. Only it is better to do it with the freshly cut cuttings. We introduce the cuttings in a container with water or with a natural rooting agent made with lentils (1 measure of lentils with 4 measures of water are put in a container, covered with a cloth and left to soak 4 days until they germinate, after the 4 days, everything is crushed, strained, and the resulting liquid is diluted by mixing 1 part of liquid with 10 of water). Once the cuttings have taken root, we can transplant them to the final pot.