A growing season of about three weeks would produce an average of 3,000 plants, according to a study from the University of Maryland’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
That is less than the average for a typical tomato plant, but the study showed the difference in basil is due to different growing conditions.
“A typical basil growing season will produce between 5,000 and 10,000 flowers and 1,000 to 2,000 seedlings,” said the study’s lead author, University of Michigan plant sciences professor David Givens.
“Bruno de Vries, a professor of plant sciences at the University de Montpellier, told Campus Reform that while basil grows quickly, he can only recommend planting at least two to three weeks before planting.”
There’s no reason for basil to be able to grow in this kind of short time,” he said.
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which has a growing season in the middle of the summer, says its basil plant is capable of growing a plant equivalent to a 2-foot-tall plant at the same time.”
It is recommended that you follow the guidelines outlined in our growing tips.””
We recommend that you plant at least three weeks ahead of time to allow the plants to get a good initial start.
It is recommended that you follow the guidelines outlined in our growing tips.”
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