Basil is easy to grow and with proper harvesting techniques, it will continue to produce more leaves! Begin harvesting when the plant is at least 6" tall, after about 4 weeks of growth. See our tips below on how to pick your basil for the best results.
How to Harvest Sweet Basil:
- After about 4 weeks of growth, when the plants are at least 6" tall, identify the top cluster of leaves, above the second set of leaves on the main stem.
- Take a pair of scissors, and snip the main stem right below this top cluster and above the second set of leaves. This will allow for the plant to grow side-shoots and develop into a lush, bushy plant for additional harvests in just a few days.
- Here is a recipe to make your own Seedsheet Pesto.
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