Largest basil leaf: SuperCloset Hydroponics System sets world record (VIDEO) San Francisco, CA, USA -- A SuperCloset vertical hydroponics system just harvested an 32 sq. inches basil grow in the Big Buddha Box vertical indoor gardening system
- setting the new world record for the Largest basil leaf,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
The previous largest basil leaves on record is 18 sq. inches held by Susan Sauter from 1996 in West Virginia.
The Guinness world record for the largest carpet of flowers measured 7,540.4 m² (81,164 ft²) on 13 July 2004. The Union Jack flag image was created by The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company using red, white and blue delphiniums grown in Wick, Worcestershire, UK.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the oldest potted plant; it is a prickly cycad (Encephalartos altensteinii), which was brought from South Africa to the UK and planted in 1775. The cycad is currently on display in the Palm House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Surrey, UK.
Even though most basil is grown outdoors, indoor hydroponically grown basil thrives and can be cultivated quicker and larger.
Basil likes a warmer temperature of more than 70 degrees at night and more than 50 degrees during the day. It also thrives at a Ph between 5.5 and 6.5 which is the perfect range for hydroponic gardening.
The Big Buddha Box is a four walled, 87-plant capacity growing system vertically oriented toward a light column in the center of the unit.
In the Big Buddha Box, plants typically only need to reach up to 2 feet before they can be harvested and consumed.
The basil plants in the Big Buddha Box Basil Grow achieved heights of 30" because of the enhanced growing environment of the Big Buddha Box.