Organic Sweet Basil Lingot®
Sweet basil is the best known of all. Its large, hemmed leaves make it deliciously appetising. Excellent chopped on a raw vegetable or pasta dish, or in pesto. Divine as a dessert, in a fresh fruit salad.
Enjoy the Véritable® Lingot® technology : 100% natural and ready-to-use refills with no pesticides or GMO's (patent-pending).
Sweet Basil Lingot® compatible with the whole Véritable® Garden range
Specie : Organic Sweet Basil
|Sprout in 1 week||Ready in 4-5 weeks||Harvest 4-6 months||Germination guarantee|
The broad leaves of sweet basil give off an herbal fragrance combining cloves and nutmeg. Chopped over raw vegetables, pasta or in pesto, it is also divine in desserts.
Basil is rich in antioxidants and micronutrients. It also helps to combat certain gastric disorders and stress.
How can sweet basil be associated?
Sweet basil goes well with olive oil, parmesan, pine nuts, tomatoes, pasta and mozarella cheese.
How do you cook sweet basil?
Basil can be eaten fresh, frozen or dried. The fresh leaves can be crushed in a mortar and pestle before being added to sauces or stir-fried vegetables, or used whole in salads or on pizza.
It is best not to cook it, as it loses flavour during cooking.
Our tips for successfully growing your sweet basil
Sweet basil grows faster above 22°C. Wait until there are 2 layers of leaves before harvesting for the first time (around 15 to 20 cm high). Cut the stem 1 cm above a node.
It will grow back into two stems. This will give you a fuller plant. Harvest the tallest leaves first and those that shade the other Lingots. Never cut off the leaves and leave the stem, as this will weaken the plant.
Lingots®, a patented concentrate of technology
These ready-to-use refills contain everything you need for growing: natural substrate, organic seeds and essential nutrients. You don't need to add anything else.
We guarantee that every Lingot® will grow! But nature being unpredictable, some Lingots® may not grow as well as expected. If this happens, Véritable® will replace it for you.