Freshness of Basil, but in purple.
With a touch of purple, spice up your salads and desserts in no time.
Dressed in purple, Dark Opal Basil gets away with it all. Its taste is slightly peppery, making the bite less salad-like than its green cousins.
"To harvest it, cut the main stem after the 2nd node. The flowers of your Basil can make your plant taste bitter. Prune them once they appear." — Our mate the gardener
Its peppery flavour once fell in love with fresh strawberries, and they have been inseparable ever since.
Your indoor garden supplies all ingredients for a beautiful harvest: water, light and nutrients. In the case of a pod that doesn't sprout (which can happen as we work with natural materials), we will send you a new pod free of charge. Take a look at our FAQ.
Our seeds all come from French seed sellers. More than half of our seeds are organic. The substrate in which they grow is made from coconut peat and coir. The Pods are made out of bioplastic and are biodegradable: when your plants grow tired you can repot them or compost them.
includes all the ingredients needed to ensure the best growth possible for your plants: water, light, and nutrients. If your pod happens to be a little mischievous (which can happen, as with every other living product), we'll send you another pod! You can check out our FAQ for more information.
* Almost all of the seeds we work with are organic.
Thanks to our patented Float® design, you only have one thing to do: add water once every two or three weeks when the floater sinks. The plant takes all mineral salts it needs out of the water (these are released into the water over the weeks). Discover the Prêt à Pousser technology.
Among gardeners, Basil is known for its rapid growth. This might put its neighbours in a bit of shadow, so don't hesitate to cut your plant regularly in order to avoid your other plants from growing. Another tip is to just only fill the pot half, this way your Basil will be lower.
Did you cut your plant correctly? Basil hates it when you only pick some leaves, leaving it bare naked. Brr. Please take a look at the video in the growth diary. Otherwise, it's normal that your Basil will die at some point, it's an annual plant.
Take a good look at the black spots. Do they move? Then it's probably little insects, you can wash them off with a bit of black soap. They don't move? Then it's very likely that you have burnt the leaves of your Basil, the light might be too close to your plant.
Do you have another question?
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