Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a member of the Lamiaceae family, known for outstanding aromas, and basil is no exception. The leaves of this annual herb have a high concentration of essential oils, making it a piquant addition to many various cuisines around the globe. What is the best way of trimming or pruning back basil plant leaves?
Pruning basil regularly will increase production and and help grow a bushy plant instead of a tall spindly plant. Here’s how I like to prune basil to ensure new growth so I always have an abundance around the garden and kitchen. – CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY
This pruning trick is no secret by any means, but by starting early
this tip can make a stalkier, sturdier, and healthier plant. Doubling,
tripling, even beyond that! The possibilities are endless with a long
enough growing season.