Basil is an aromatic herb which belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint family. It is said to have originated from India over 5,000 years ago. It was then brought to Europe and the Middle East in the 16th century.

At Agrotonomy, in our Tower Farms, we grow different varieties of basil on aeroponic towers while saving 95% water and 90% space. We cultivate Prospera basil, Genovese basil, Purple basil, Thai basil, and a lot more.

Our innovative vertical farming method made it possible to grow more crops per square meter of space while using less water compared to conventional farming methods. Only 7.6 liters of water is used for a pound of basil grown on an aeroponic tower, while 147 liters is needed when growing in soil.

We begin the process of basil cultivation by placing 6 seeds per hole in an agricultural rockwool made from basaltic rock. We water the seeds until they sprout and become seedlings which will take approximately 14 days. After that, we transplant the seedlings to the aeroponic towers, where they are irrigated intermittently for 3 minutes on and 12 minutes off continuously using a low-wattage submersible pump in the bottom reservoir that provides water mixed with an ionic mineral nutrient solution for healthy plant growth. It takes a month and a half for the basil to reach maturity and become ready for harvest.

Aside from the aroma and flavor it brings, basil also offers a lot of health benefits. It is said to help prevent blood clotting and improve bone health because it contains high levels of vitamin K. Basil also contains orientin and vicenin, which are water-soluble flavonoid antioxidants known to strengthen the immune system and protect the cell structure of the body.

Basil can also be mixed with other crops since we use the same watering interval and nutrient solution for all the crops grown on the towers. 

Our Tower Garden aeroponic technology lets you have an abundant and incredible crop yield, whether growing basil in a commercial Tower Farm or within the comfort of your home on a Tower Garden HOME.

Watch the video featured below to see how we grow 52 basil plants on a single aeroponic tower:

Watch the video below to see how we make pesto using purple basil:

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