This magnificent plant, also known as holy basil, is commonly used as a herbal medicine to treat a wide range of ailments, from headaches to cancer. The plant is easy to grow from seed or by rooting in water and requires very little maintenance. You can keep it potted indoors or plant it in your vegetable patch or ornamental garden!
Planting Tulsi from seeds
Below we have mentioned the important things to do when planting Tulsi from seeds.
Fill a flower planter halfway with high-quality soil and water it thoroughly
At the top of the pot, leave about an inch (2.54 cm) of space.
Add just enough water to moisten the soil, but not too much, as you don’t want the soil to get soggy.
Even if you intend to plant your Tulsi in an outdoor bed, it is advisable to start growing it indoors before transplanting it.
Sow the seeds 14 inches (0.64 cm) below the soil surface
Because Tulsi seeds are so small, just sprinkle them on the ground and gently squeeze them with your fingers or a small pestle.
Maintain a humid environment until the seeds germinate
In about 1-2 weeks the seeds will germinate.
Because the seeds are so sensitive, lightly dust the surface of the soil with a spray bottle.
Pouring water into the pot should be done slowly and carefully to avoid disturbing the seeds.
While covering the top of the flowerpot with plastic wrap can help keep moisture inside, you will still need to check the soil and apply additional water if necessary.
Place Tulsi near a warm, sunny window.
Your plant needs 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day and temperatures of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius).
Place the pot in a location where it will receive a lot of indirect sunlight.
If the temperature drops overnight, be careful not to leave the plant near open windows or doors.
Below we have mentioned a cost benefit analysis of Tulsi Farming:
Invest only Rs 15,000
The best part about this business is that you won’t need a lot of money to get started, and you won’t need a lot of land to do it. You can start this business for as little as Rs 15,000.
Earn 3 Lakhs in 3 months
After sowing, you do not have to wait long for the harvest in this business. This plant will be ready in just 3 months, and the Tulsi harvest will be sold for around 3 lakh. Many manufacturers of Ayurvedic products need Tulsi plants, so they source them through contract farming. Many companies, including Dabur, Vaidyanath, and Patanjali, are embarking on Tulsi farming. It means you can earn 3 lakh in just 3 months.
Loans and grants for agriculture Tulsi
The National Medicinal Plants Council (NMPB), which is part of the AYUSH ministry, provides a grant to farmers for the cultivation and management of medicinal plants. The grant is based on the organization’s species definition, which is explicitly stated on the NMPB website.
Tulsi is also known as Ocimum Sanctum Linn. The species help farmers in various fields including cultivation, nursery management, post-harvest management, mechanization, etc., depending on the needs of the farm.
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