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3 Tips to Make your Basil Plant Grow & Flourish

Posted by Team ADI on

As you’ve been a proud EcoQube C owner for the past months to over a year, we hope that you’ve been able to enjoy the calm of nature in the presence of your own home.

If you're not an EcoQube C owner, check out it out here.

You can still use these tips for growing basil plants or even mint plants.

To help you out, we’ve created 3 tips for you to make your basil plant grow and flourish:

1). Make sure the sponge that was included in the net pot is wet so that the seeds can sprout. Our old white sponges included with the EcoQube melted, but all sponges shipped with EcoQubes after April 2016 work great. There needs to be moisture for the seed to sprout since water initiates the cycle of growth.

2). Though the basil seeds may sprout, even the most avid gardener will find that the plants may not always develop into fully grown plants. This is because the plants need space to grow as the roots continue to spread out. Since we’ve created the EcoQube to be nice and compact, you may find it best to transport your plant to a larger container so it can flourish in its new home. You can then replace the basil plant with a smaller version of it.  

3). Basil plants, like any plant, follows a natural cycle of growth and decay. A healthy plant will be able to be sustained in your EcoQube for 3-6 months.  Additionally, if you find that your seeds aren't sprouting, they may have gone bad in an environment that wasn't moist enough for them to sprout, but just moist enough for them to go bad. We suggest that you add new seeds to your net pot to allow it to germinate. An even better solution may be to splice (or clone) your plants.  

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out our blog post about cloning plants, so that you can have ready access to a fresh supply of basil plants. This way, you will be well prepared to combat any environmental or natural issues that your basil plant may face.

We hope these tips helped you out! Feel free to share with us photos of your EcoQube C to so that we can see all the creative ways you have made it your own!


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