Sprouting Seeds : Basil
Cropping: 3-6 days
Ideal for: Children
NOT SUITABLE FOR USE IN SEED SPROUTER
Delicious aniseed flavour and fragrance to add to salads. Easy to sprout in a warm place. An airing cupboard is ideal if white sprouts are required, or in the kitchen, out of direct sunlight, for green sprouts. This will give two slightly different tastes and textures.
||any time of the year.
Place 4 layers of kitchen paper on a saucer and wet it allowing any excess water to drain away. Sprinkle the seed thinly over the paper and place the whole container inside a polythene bag and seal. Put in a warm, dark place and check regularly.
When seedlings are about 1cm (1/2 inch) high, bring into the light, a windowsill is ideal. Your sprouting seed basil will be ready in 3-6 days.
Use raw to add flavours and textures to salads and sandwiches, or blanch in boiling water to add to other vegetables in stews, soups, casseroles and curries. Also delicious added to stir fries.