There is nothing better than having your own basil plant in a bot. You can enjoy its smell all day, and always have it as fresh as it will ever be, literary direct from the tree.
Remove the plastic bag is the first thing to do. Keep the plant indoors, not fully exposed to the sunlight. Make sure you water the plant every second day or whenever it looks floppy. Water deeply at least once a week. The best practice it is to transplant to a larger pot. It keeps the roots growing deep and the soil moist. Your goal when growing in a container is to keep the soil from drying out. The best time of day for water is early in the morning. Basil quickly thrives in a large pot. It grows so well, in fact, that it becomes overgrown in a short time. Overgrown basil plants, especially those that are allowed to flower, produce bitter leaves unsuitable for cooking. For this reason, it is important to prune overgrown basil and maintain it with periodic trimming for its health and usefulness. One last tip if you keep them in a pot is to have a?flowerpot dish that he's keeping the soil moist and at the same time, allows the water in excess to drain