To give Purple Basil enough room to grow, it requires "thinning" 2 weeks after planting when the seedlings are about an inch tall. These seedlings can be eaten, or planted in another area of fresh soil.
How to thin Purple Basil:
- First, water the Seedsheet to saturate the soil and avoid damaging the roots.
- Second, select the healthiest plants and gently pull out the extras with your thumb and pointer finger.
- Thin Purple Basil to 2-plants so they have enough room to grow.
- Pat down the soil around the remaining plants.
- The extra seedlings are micro-basil! Have these as a snack, or top your salads with the delicate basil sprouts.
- Watch the remaining two plants grow large and lush leaves.