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Today’s Common Gardening Question: How much water does basil need?

The Answer: Basil needs about 1 inch of water per week. Potted basil plants require about twice as much (2 inches per week). Likewise, when it is warmer weather, and the soil is drying out faster, basil plants may need 1.5 to 2 inches of water each week.

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How to Water Basil (and Tips)

  1. Pour the water around the plant’s base
  2. Make sure that root zone gets plenty of water
  3. If watering potted basil, make sure to drain the tray of excess water
  4. For seedlings use a water sprayer instead of watering can

Tips and Tricks for Watering Basil

  • Water deeply once per week
  • Put your fingers in the soil to check level of moisture
  • Use soil a moisture meter (if you have one)
  • Group your basil around other plants that require 1 to 2 inches of water each week

How Much Water do You Give Your Basil?

How do you go about watering your basil plants? Are they indoor, outdoor, potted, or in the ground? Let us know all about it in the comments section below!

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