Ocado British Growing Basil Pot

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4.3 out of 5 (58)

46 out of 58 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

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Product Description

Ocado Growing Basil Pot.

The best way to look after basil is to let the plant tell you it needs watering, as it will start to wilt. The plants will quickly spring back up and the stress will actually increase the oil content they are producing, improving the flavour.
It is also important not to water the plants too soon before harvesting the leaves, as this will dilute the flavour. Basil is highly susceptible to chill (below 10°C) or cold draughts - the leaves will start to blacken.

The windowsill is a good place to put herbs but remember to remove Basil from a cold windowsill overnight, otherwise you may see chill damage. In ideal conditions, the plant will grow quickly and to stop it getting too leggy, pinch back the stems down to the new side growth as the leaves are harvested. When preparing, tear the leaves rather than chopping with a knife as this will stop the damaged edge turning black.

Potted herbs are grown as a 'cut as you need' fresher alternative to cut herbs; suited to growing in well lit, protected conditions on the windowsill or worktop. Potted herbs are mainly suited to the indoors, however, they can be planted outdoors, with varying success during spring and summer. Basil will only grow outdoors successfully when outdoor temperature rises above 10°C.

Basil needs more water than other herbs. The more light and heat they are exposed to, the more frequently they will need watering. During winter, you will probably find that potted herbs will not need to be watered very often.

This is an Ocado product. Like everything in our range, it's good quality, sensibly priced and, of course, responsibly sourced.

Product Information


Prepare & Use

Care Instructions:

Watering the herbs from the bottom is the key to keeping them healthy and to prolonging their life. Your herbs have always been watered from below so by keeping to this regime you will extend the life of the plant.

Remove the herb pots from their sleeves and place the pots in the tray. By placing water at the bottom of the tray you can always see how much water your plants have taken up. Generally water little and often and never keep your plant in standing water


Produced and packed for:

Ocado Ltd.,
AL10 9NE,


Package Type

Cardboard Box.

Other Information

Proactive about packaging. We remove it when we can.

Ocado Growing Herbs come in a specially designed outer carton to prevent damage during transit.

Ocado are working with Love Food Hate Waste to reduce our impact on the environment. Visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com to find out how you can get more out of the food you buy.


Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

58 customers reviewed this product Average rating 4.3

46 out of 58 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

AMAZING lush and plentiful

Best looking basil plant I've ever had. So full, large leaves, healthy in appearance. Very happy. V good value for money.

Rating: 1 star out of 5

died within the day of receiving

Was so disappointed with this... went to use on the same day as receiving but it was so limp, I couldn't use it for a garnish except make a pesto with it. The next day it was good for nothing! I think it was overwatered as the coriander was not a 'heavy'. Couldn't return...

Rating: 5 star out of 5

really fresh and safely packaged

Excellent quality, superbly fresh and tasty.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Best basil ever

Bought one of these babies last year and it's still growing strong now! You do have to keep it warm and well watered. However I unknowingly stored my one next to where I keep my bananas and it shot up. I've never seen a basil plant flower but this thing wouldn't stop producing pretty little white flowers. It's been the best and strongest basil plant that I've ever had and the leaves are really strongly scented and taste amazing. Thank you Ocado!

Rating: 5 star out of 5

excellent 5 weeks in and still growing

Bought this 5 weeks ago and I'm still getting beautiful large leaves growing endlessly on this plant. Very easy to grow and best basil Iv have ever had.


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