Pinch back new growth to make the plant bushier.
Basil is a member of the mint family, so it likes good drainage and moist soil.
Given moist soil, full sun, and a regular dose of diluted fertilizer (like compost tea) you can trim your basil plants with scissors or pinch back with your fingernails.
Always trim back to a leaf node - don't leave bare stems.
Trim the topof Basil. The plant will grow in segments. As it grows it will form seed pods that will flower. If you want to use the basil throughout the growing season then trim the top portions of each segment. Make sure there are new leaves below these will start new growth that will keep continuous cuttings throughout the summer. Some gardeners let the plant go to seed and then harvest the whole basil plant at once. The cutting of the tops of the basil will encourage your plant to grow into a bushier more abundant plant.
from the basil plant, dah!
Basil is its own plant.
basil. y'know, the plant.
It comes from the basil plant!
Basil is commonly harvested for its leaves.
Yes, basil is a vascular plant
Yes, Basil does make seeds being an angiospermic plant.