What Is The Germination Period For Basil?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 08:58 pm

It is the most exciting phase of sowing, when amateur gardeners are waiting for germination. Who does not rush to the seed tray first thing in the morning to look for the little cotyledons? The precise timing of this little miracle of nature, no one can predict, because the choice of variety affects it.

Basilikum Keimzeit

The following statement can be made thanks to the empirical data:

  • the average germination time of basil is from 5 to 14 days.
  • this period is valid under the condition of a temperature of 20 to 25 degrees Celsius
  • the seed pot is located in a semi-shaded place
  • the light sprouts must not be covered with substrate

What Is The Germination Period For Basil?


Knowledgeable amateur gardeners create a warm and humid microclimate to raise the germination mood of basil seeds. For this purpose, the seed tray is covered with a sheet of glass or covered with cling film. In this case, daily airing is mandatory, so that mold does not form. In addition, the seeds must not dry out or float in water.

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