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    Keep fresh basil (Ocimum basilicum) as close as your garden bed or potted herb garden. This low-maintenance annual herb grows during the sunny summer months, sending up a dense mound of aromatic leaves. Pruning doesn't just encourage healthy growth, it also allows you to harvest regularly while main...

    How to Trim a Basil Plant

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    • Paula Schmietendorf

      When a recipe call for fresh basil, look for basil plants in the produce section of the grocery store. Pinch off the leaves you need for the recipe and keep your plant to put in a garden container or in your garden so you will have fresh basil all summer! One or two plants should be plenty.

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      New Yorkers have experienced the best weather of the year these past few days. It's been fair and breezy in the low 70s, after a hellish few weeks of heatwaves and violent rain. I've felt inspired to switch off the air conditioning and open all the windows instead for circulation. Only problem is, I'm getting devoured by mosquitoes (Mom says it's cause I'm so sweet).

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      How to Trim a Basil Plant. Good info! Thanks!

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