Don’t Let Your Basil Plant Flower

Since my last herb (not the kind you smoke) growing post, my basil has been growing beautifully. But I’m not trying to brag here, what I want to show you is when a basil plant, or when any herb plant is about to flower, what it looks like. Do you see that green bunch in the middle, that looks different from the rest of the leaves? How it’s all grouped together, and looks like a spiky flower? If you just want your plant to be decoration, let those flowers continue to grow. However, if you want to keep growing basil to cook with, you must ‘pinch’ it off to stop the flowers from growing. Make sure to check your basil plant once in a while for these growths and get rid of them.

-Joyce Huang

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