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Ocado British Growing Basil Pot

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4 out of 5 (79)

59 out of 79 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

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Suitable for vegetarians

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Product Description

The king of herbs, basil is the most popular of the Mediterranean herbs with its lush green leaves and pungent flavour reminiscent of Italian cooking.

Pick tender leaves from the plant to adorn your caprese salad, or chop and mix with olive oil for a fantastic pesto sauce for your pasta, magnifico!

Serving Suggestion
Caprese Salad - Place alternate slices of mozzarella and beef tomato on a plate, sprinkle basil leaves over and drizzle with olive oil and season with a little salt and pepper.
Pesto - Combine pine nuts, basil, grated parmesan, garlic and olive oil in a food processor and blend. Stir into your favourite pasta.

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.

Product Information

Categories


Brand

Ocado

Storage

Do not refrigerate, wash before use.

Growing herbs are 'cut as you need', harvest just above leaf growth to encourage the plant to re-grow.

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 on a saucer. By placing water at the bottom of the tray you can always see how much water your plants have taken up. As most herbs originate from hot countries they like to be kept on the dry side. The more heat and light they are exposed to, the more frequently they will need watering. Generally water little and often and never keep your plant in standing water.

Instructions


1. Pick leaves as required.
2. Wash before use.
3. Tear or chop.
4. Add at the end of cooking for maximum flavour.

Country of Origin

Our growing herbs are British grown all year round

Manufacturer

Produced and packed for:

Ocado Retail Ltd.,
Hatfield,
Herts,
AL10 9NE,
UK.

www.ocado.com

Package Type

Plastic Sleeve

Other Information

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

Reviews

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5

79 customers reviewed this product Average rating 4

59 out of 79 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 1 star out of 5

shrivelled up on arrival

Was not a good purchase. The leaves were shrivelling and the basil died in 2 days.

Rating: 1 star out of 5

Delivered upside down

Ordered 3 of these recently and 2 of them were delivered upside down. The weigth of the pot and the earth has bent the stems out of shape. It now looks very sad sitting on my windowsill. In future, I'll purchase these myself from Waitrose, as Ocado can't be trusted to deliver them intact.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

you've got to water it daily!

Yes, basil will wilt if you don't water it daily, even on a north facing window ledge, like mine. But even if it does droop, give it a good water and it should recover. Ditto parsley & I suspect, the coriander. Rosemary, thyme and mint should be a bit more resilient.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Lovely Basil

Have ordered this a few times. Plant is always fresh with a great taste and lasts a couple of weeks. Surprised by the bad reviews.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

Pot bound but fine once repotted

The plant I received was incredibly pot-bound - not surprising given it arrives in a very small pot! - and was really quite floppy on arrival, but once it was pinched out, repotted and watered well it picked up and seems to be doing fine.

Recipes

Stuffed Tomatoes with Gruyère

Stuffed Tomatoes with Gruyère

Shirley Conran once famously said that 'life is too short to stuff a mushroom'. Well, it isn't too short to stuff a tomato with this light savoury filling. When you taste the end result, you'll consider it time well spent.

44 mins

Winter Squash and Kale Cobbler

Winter Squash and Kale Cobbler video

Simon’s Squash and Kale Cobbler is a hearty winter dish that makes the most of seasonal vegetables. Simon uses butternut squash but you can use whatever winter squash you can find. This is a nutritious vegetarian family dinner that is affordable, easy to make, and substantial enough that meat eaters won’t feel like they’re missing out. Part of our Daily Brunch with Ocado recipe collection.

45 mins

Baked Salmon with a Salt Crust

Baked Salmon with a Salt Crust

Sea salt is used to capture and seal in the natural juices of the fresh flavours of the lemon and herbs.

1 hr 5 mins

Bramley Apple and Feta Baked Peppers

Bramley Apple and Feta Baked Peppers

Put two peppers on each plate, garnish with some rocket or extra basil leaves and serve with crusty bread to mop up any juices.

35 mins

Seeds Of Change® tomato baked chicken with basil, mushrooms and baby potatoes

Seeds Of Change® tomato baked chicken with basil, mushrooms and baby potatoes

Baking the chicken keeps it juicy and moist. Real comfort food

50 mins


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