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Basil Microgreens Seeds

Basil microgreens seeds develop into small aromatic plants, that capture the essence of sweet basil in a more concentrated form. Perfect for gardening indoors, these microgreens, in general, provide nutrition all year round, needing little space for cultivation. Basil microgreens thrive under sufficient light, requiring consistent moisture. They are harvested within two to three weeks after germination. These microgreens are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential oils. They are a fragrant addition to salads, Italian dishes, and other foods.

Survival Garden Seeds offers pretty purple opal basil microgreens seeds for anyone who wishes to add a fresh, herbal flavor to their meals. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their fast growth and intense basil flavor, ensuring a quick, aromatic harvest.

Growing Opal Basil Microgreens Seeds at Home

  • Intense basil flavor
  • Packed with nutrients and essential oils
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds
  • Ideal for indoor gardening


Basil microgreens are the tender seedlings of the basil herb. They’re harvested just after the first true leaves grow. These micro plants have the nutritional and flavor benefits of mature basil in a more concentrated form. Growing basil microgreens is a simple way to incorporate fresh basil year-round. Anyone can do it, regardless of gardening space or weather.


Sprinkle basil microgreens seeds thickly on half to one inch of moist potting mix, in a well-draining shallow container (5 inches by 5 inches). Press in firmly. Mist with water, covering the container to block out light. Place the container in a completely dark place. Keep it covered in darkness for 4-6 days. Mist as needed to retain moisture. After a few inches of growth or when microgreens begin to lift the cover, expose the seedlings to indirect light. Harvest them with scissors in two to three weeks.


Basil microgreens require regular misting. Provide adequate light after the blackout period to prevent the shoots from becoming leggy. Harvest basil microgreens when they grow to about 3 inches tall by cutting just above the soil. Use them fresh to take advantage of their nutrition.

With basil microgreens seeds, anyone can be a gardener. It’s a simple way to get fast results. This is a beloved herb, and in microgreen form, it can be a perfect addition to any meal all year round.


How to Grow Microgreens

The general process of growing microgreens is fairly simple. The steps are as follows:

  1. Pre-soak seeds as specified on the packet
  2. Sprinkle seeds over a tray with a 1/2" to 1" layer of moist potting mix. Press into the soil to ensure good contact.
  3. Mist seeds with a spray bottle and cover to maintain moisture and block out light.
  4. Keep seeds covered for the blackout period. Setting the tray inside a cupboard works well. Check seeds during the blackout period and mist as needed to keep seeds moist.
  5. When the microgreens are a few inches tall or begin to live the cover, expose
    them to light, allowing the seedlings to develop and grow.
  6. When microgreens look ready, harvest with a pair of scissors and enjoy!

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