Growing Holy Basil

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Growing Holy Basil

I planted some seeds which took a very long time to germinate. They reached about one inch high, still looking strong and green and stopped there. I started another batch, shown here.

How do I care for these?

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You did not fill in your location profile. Where are you located? Where do you have the starts located in your home? What is the temperature inside your home? How much daylight are the starts receiving?

It looks like yours are stalling at the seedling to sprout transition. That's when the plant goes from living off the energy stored in the seed and transitions to getting it's nutrients from the soil. Because of this you can have an entire batch that germinates well but then they all just seem to stop.

Generally basils like warm temperatures and full sun. If you are anywhere but the deep south and have your pot on a window sill then cool temperatures could cause the stunted growth.
 
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OP......how are the seedlings ?
 
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Basil gets planted 1/4" deep... and takes up to 2 weeks to sprout. If planted deeper, they may not sprout at all. And after they do sprout, you may not notice much growth for 2-3 weeks until the first set of true leaves sprout. Don't give up on them. They need about 6-8 hours of full sun daily. It just takes time.
 
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The temperatures here in winter range from 58 F to 72 when I turn heat on at night. Window only got morning sun, so I got a heating pad and grow light. Theyre growing very well now.
Depending how the pic shows up in your browser, is that a weed in the one o'clock postition?
 
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How and when do I transplant these? They're obviously going to need a bigger container. I started a new batch and they're growing really quickly.
 
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When they are 6" tall.......
 
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