Ball Basil herb growing kit review

Picture of Ball herb growing kit on left, DIY version on right.
Ball herb growing kit on left, DIY version on right.

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I recently purchased a Ball herb kit from WalMart, in the canning section. They make them for a few different types of herbs, but the one I got was for growing Genovese Basil. It’s a basic passive hydroponic wicking system, three-inch net cup planter in a one-quart mason jar. The cost was around 8.00 or 9.00 dollars.

When I set it up, I made my own version using a standard three-inch net cup, microfiber wick, with the cup filled with coco coir. The Ball version uses mostly perlite, with a thin layer of coco, seeds, and a thin layer of activated horticultural charcoal over it.

Below is a video that shows the assembly, comparison between growers, and some time-lapses.

Products I use that are shown in the video:

Sansi 40 watt grow light – https://amzn.to/2EuigNA
1-quart mason jar – https://amzn.to/2Xm0tQ8
Coco Coir – https://amzn.to/2E7dIv4
Microfiber cloth – https://amzn.to/2H13Gyz
Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2U6X1qg
3-inch net cups – https://amzn.to/2Ec7mdI
Ball herb growing kit – https://go.magik.ly/ml/kxp5/

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