What is basil? What is it for? How is it used?
Basil is a plant native to India and Asia with regenerative powers. It is a plant with a marked, astringent flavor, with a striking green color. It has many properties, among those antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin A that help the vital functions of the body. It is very popular in fresh consumption, consumption for food preparation and decoration such as pasta and sauces manufacture. An example is the pesto sauce, well known in both Italy and Colombia, it is prepared based on this leaf.
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It consists of placing the seeds on trays with alveoli full of substrate so that, from them, new plants can develop.
The tray is transplanted to the nursery and the seed is allowed to germinate and then irrigation and fertilization according to the plan.
The seedling is protected with a nutritive and bactericidal solution. Then the trays are transported to the sowing place and sown in the previously defined place.
Fertilized the plants according to the established protocol and the development of the same is verified until it is ready to be cut.
The refrigerators are unloaded in the packing area and each one of the sheets is inspected verifying that they all comply with the quality specifications.
Today it consists of 14 modules that occupy approximately 2.5 hectares, planted in a staggered manner under the criteria of 100% organic agriculture. The project and the farm are accredited by international entities in organic agricultural production in the case of basil and also other certifications for good manufacturing practices for the processing and handling of this type of aromatic. We are located on the Atlantic in Polonuevo. It is a small farm where what we want is to try to maximize and obtain the best possible results.
The 14 modules were manufactured with house meshes to protect the plants from any attack by insects or predators that could change their characteristics and affect the leaves. They are covered in walls with agribón that is a thermal mesh and on top it has an anti-thrips mesh that prevents the passage of insects into the crop. Everything we produce is for export purposes.