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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.

life 3 days guaranteed (avg. 4) (avg. 4)*

Suitable for vegetarians

£1.25
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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.

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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

Manufacturer

Produced and packed for:

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

www.ocado.com

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.

Reviews

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

good product. Arrived excellently packed

Good flavour. Very fresh. Well packed. Came within a card board box to prevent damage. Well done.

Rating: 3 star out of 5

Usualy fantastic

Bought a few times and usually fantastic. Lasting a long time. This time, brown spots and wilting in less than a week. Hopefully back to it's usual standard next time.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

great buy

for the price this is a good sized plant in great condition when delivered. packaged really well it has a lovely aroma and I would recommend this product.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Fresh and tasty

Really well packaged, good condition, good number of stalks with well developed leaves. Had a few now, all good.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

Lasts for weeks

I've bought a couple of these now & all thrive for weeks, sometimes months. I use the specially designed Ocado herbs trays which makes sure that you water them from the bottom. Kept on the windowsill, water daily, remove leaves to keep it growing new ones. Plus gives the kitchen a lovely fresh basil smell.

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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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1 hr 20 mins

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5 mins

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4 hrs 15 mins


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