Day 186/365: Sweet Basil, Watching it Grow

Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil

Just a few weeks after I planted my basil it’s twice the size, just need to keep pinching back the tops to make it bushy, otherwise it just grows tall and goes to seed. Don’t want that, I want a huge plant with lots of leaves so I have plenty to harvest and dry. I use basil in just about everything, on pork chops, roasts, chicken, even omelets, and yes Italian dishes.

3 thoughts on “Day 186/365: Sweet Basil, Watching it Grow

    1. Definitely the secret is pinching back the tops. The more you harvest the bushier it gets. Normally sweet basil will get almost two feet tall and a good foot or so wide.

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