Project Description

After noticing a lack of locally grown herb products at the Melbourne fruit and vegetable market, George Bobin and daughter Susie Young decided it was time to begin something new and started growing large hydroponic basil in pots in 2000. Their products were an instant hit and the demand for their high quality herbs has only grown from there.

Experimenting with the seeding and growing process saw the increase in flavour quality and shelf life. One of many innovations included growing larger amounts of seeds from the single pot, thus allowing the product to have a greater shelf life and provide the consumer with a larger amount of product.

B&B Basil employ 30+ people in Bendigo and have adopted some of the newest innovations in herb production, including: earth-friendly methods of agriculture, solar power, alternative ways to heat the greenhouses and a lightweight synthetic soil that is perfect for transport.

Read more about B&B Basil and their fabulous range of herbs here.