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How to Prune a Basil Plant

by Jenny Harrington
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...
Kelly Litt-Roy
Kelly Litt-Roy • 1 year ago

How to Trim a Basil Plant

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