Plant Food for Basil

Discover the best plant food for basil to ensure lush, flavorful leaves. Learn about the specific nutrients basil needs and how HydraGarden products can help.

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Why Basil Needs Specialized Nutrients

Basil thrives on a balanced diet of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Using specialized plant food ensures your basil plants grow strong, healthy, and full of flavor.


Basil prefers consistent moisture but avoids waterlogged soil.


Requires full sun (6-8 hours of direct sunlight).


Well-draining, rich soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0.

Additional Tips

Pinch back the tops regularly to encourage bushy growth.


Can I use homemade plant food for basil?

Yes, homemade options like compost tea can be effective, but commercial products like HydraGarden Basil Booster ensure a precise nutrient balance.

How often should I feed basil?

Feed basil every 2-4 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.

What nutrients does basil need?

Basil needs a balance of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.