What size pot to use for planting basil?

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  • Wta14714522 Wta14714522 on May 28, 2017
    Any size pot wont make a difference, just depends on how much you plant in the pot, making sure to leave a little room for growth.

  • Bigger the pot the bigger the basil plant will be before becoming rootbound and needing to be replanted again. Tiny pot, small and few leaves, bigger pot, bigger plant and more leaves.

  • Marcie Marcie on May 29, 2017
    You see kitchens with small pots for herbs in them all the time, so you can do small. But to get the full size of the basil, I would at least use a medium sized pot.
    If you go with medium to large, you can add other things with the basil - other herbs for an herb garden, or lemon balm and lemon grass for a mosquito deterrent pot. Don't forget to pinch the basil before it gets flowers. Once it flowers the taste of the basil is different.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 29, 2017
    If you want a lot of basil, use a twelve inch pot and put a few plants in it.

  • Cindy Cindy on May 29, 2017
    I would think that you could use a 4" pot. Just be sure it has good drainage. A hole in the bottom or if no holes in the pot, put rocks in the bottom under your potting soil. Hope this helps. Good luck.