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Offline dmcavanagh

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Harvesting Fresh Basil
« on: July 20, 2013, 07:33:13 AM »
I have a box with 6 basil plants, was wondering if it regenerates as you pluck the leaves from them? Also, is it better to harvest from the top of the plant or the bottom?
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Offline slybarman

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Re: Harvesting Fresh Basil
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 08:43:05 AM »
Keep pinching the tops back at the next set of leaves down and it will spread and regenerate. You want to be sure you pinch them back before they have a chance to flower.

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Re: Harvesting Fresh Basil
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 04:33:12 PM »
About mid season I wack all my plants off mid way up, then they double in size.
Then as long as I need Basil I pinch tops off, as far as leaves go I take from all over the plant.
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