An enormous amount of growth has occurred since my last update on the hydroponic sweet basil. As full as the tray is getting, it’s safe to say that our project nears its conclusion! As is evident in this photograph, our objective- hydroponically growing basil from seed- was a success.
I plan to ‘top’ the plants one more time to remove any flowers or buds that have begun to form as the basil bolts (i.e. the transition from the vegetative, to the generative or reproductive phase which we don’t want). I really like our Precision Pruning shears for this task. They are lightweight and have a locking mechanism and holster for safe storage when not in use. Of course, my favorite feature is the spring mechanism; for high volume trimming like will be required to harvest this basil, you’ll be thankful for the resetting action of the spring.
Expect another update soon!
Until next time,
Urban Farmer Brandon (still tweaking the nickname)
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