Herb Gardening

How do I trim my basil plant?

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August 29, 2008 3:03PM

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.