Getting started is easier than you think. Follow these steps, and you’ll be harvesting in weeks
Photo by Carol Von Zumwalt
You want the soil to feel moist but not soggy. For the first few weeks, this could mean daily watering or more, depending on the weather. Then, if it’s not unusually hot, you can probably taper off to every second or third day; just don’t let the soil dry out. Also, pinch off basil flower buds as they appear.