How to prune basil. Harvesting basil (thinning, pruning)

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How To Prune Basil. Harvesting Basil (thinning, Pruning)

How To Prune Basil. Harvesting Basil (thinning, Pruning)

Organic basil will fill your garden with a beautiful aroma when it is handled, it will also fill the meals you use it in with exceptional flavor. Basil can be eaten fresh, made into a soothing tea and even dried for preservation as an herbal seasoning for later use in cooking. I have dehydrated basil from last year in my cupboard and it still smells and tastes amazing! This video discusses basil and how to trim it (also referred to as pruning) in a way that won't cause damage to the plant and will allow it to continue growing. Growing basil is very rewarding not only for those who enjoy eating it, but for other plants as well. Basil is a herb that makes a good companion plant for tomatoes as they tend to repel destructive tomato hornworms. Basil is an easy plant to grow and is quite hardy. Just give your basil plants ample water and sunlight, and watch it grow!

How To Prune Basil. Harvesting Basil (thinning, Pruning)

How To Prune Basil. Harvesting Basil (thinning, Pruning)

How To Prune Basil. Harvesting Basil (thinning, Pruning)

How to prune basil. Harvesting basil (thinning, pruning)

Organic basil will fill your garden with a beautiful aroma when it is handled, it will also fill the meals you use it in with exceptional flavor. Basil can be eaten fresh, made into a soothing tea and even dried for preservation as an herbal seasoning for later use in cooking. I have dehydrated basil from last year in my cupboard and it still smells and tastes amazing! This video discusses basil and how to trim it (also referred to as pruning) in a way that won't cause damage to the plant and will allow it to continue growing. Growing basil is very rewarding not only for those who enjoy eating it, but for other plants as well. Basil is a herb that makes a good companion plant for tomatoes as they tend to repel destructive tomato hornworms. Basil is an easy plant to grow and is quite hardy. Just give your basil plants ample water and sunlight, and watch it grow!

How To Prune Basil. Harvesting Basil (thinning, Pruning)
How To Prune Basil. Harvesting Basil (thinning, Pruning)
How To Prune Basil. Harvesting Basil (thinning, Pruning)

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37 Comments on "How to prune basil. Harvesting basil (thinning, pruning)"

  1. @Shelley Belly…
    I couldn’t find a place to comment on my YT channel so I just placed a new
    one at the top. Thank you for viewing the videos and for commenting. I
    have had great luck with Thyme, I don’t even cover it in the winter and so
    far it has come back every year, you should do great with it! I hope you
    find all the videos useful and I’m so glad this pruning video helped with
    your pruning questions! 

  2. If you grow your basils in some shade, you will get better looking basil
    plants. My 2 cents. 

    1. I grow my basil near a fence where it gets shade but not total darkness and
      it looks beautiful i dont know what to do with so much basil!

  3. I rescued some old basil plants from my garden that had been a bit
    neglected and brought them inside and repotted them in a nice big pot with
    good soil and they seem to be growing very slowly. I am not over watering ,
    they get lots of sun….they just seem to stay small. I love basil and am
    really frustrated with growing it . I never get those gorgeous big leaves
    and I dont know what I’m doing wrong lol. Please help!

    1. I am no expert by any means, but from some research I don’t think that they
      thrive well indoors. Maybe try getting them outside for 6-8 hours of sun 🙂

    2. Im in a very cold climate 5 months of the year.

  4. So glad you found the video informative. I love basil pesto! I also love
    to use basil in soups, on corn and it adds such a nice flavor to pizza and
    spaghetti. I haven’t found any store bought basil that matches the taste
    of fresh basil picked from your own garden. Thank you for watching and
    commenting!

    1. I’ve heard planting the flowers stems that grow out the top back in the
      ground can make new basil plants? Is this true or is there amother way?

    2. +Easy Cheesy Thank you for watching the video and commenting. Yes you can
      grow other plants from basil plants by cutting the stem. You can also do
      this with tomato’s and many other type of plants through this process known
      as plant propagation. 🙂

  5. If you remove the flower buds before they open. You can let them dry out
    and plant them. New basil will grow from them since they contain seeds

    1. +Dr. Death Why before they open? Don’t the flowers have to be pollinated to
      produce seeds? Pepe sure has been lifting a LOT lately.

    2. +Fringe Wizard Because when the buds come in it stops the growth of the
      plant. clipping the buds keeps the plant growing. All of my new basil comes
      from the cut buds. Yep Pepe been lifting

  6. What’s with all those ants on your Basil?

    1. +blondwiththewind nature

    2. +Rum Pirate Hahaha!!! True 🙂

  7. useful…thank you

    1. Your welcome, thank you for watching!

  8. thank you for keeping it simple and very informative! ♥

  9. I do not dry the basil I use it fresh in my sauce….

    1. winter?

    2. for the winter I blend it in olive oil and freeze it … Perfect it tastes
      fresh…

    3. +Prenta Ivanovic Ok – I’ll try that – thanks.

  10. New subscriber here!! thanks for the video :)

    1. Thank you for watching, commenting and subscribing!!

  11. I got two bushes of basil I seed planted in my perennial patch.
    But after you said horn worms hate it. I’m going to intersperse it next
    year with my tomatoes.
    I’m also going to surround my garden next year with a raised row of dill,
    garlic, basil, peppers, marigolds and other plants that are natural
    deterrents to pests.

  12. This video was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for making it!

    1. Thank you for watching the video and for commenting!

  13. thank you so much for the info. it really helps

    1. Your welcome! Thank you for watching and commenting! 🙂

  14. i like your voice

    1. Thanks, and thank you for watching the video!

  15. Thanks. I’m making vegan avocado pesto and grow my basil on my deck this
    year. Last year in the garden it grew like trees; these deck basil plants
    are a bit thinner. So, again, thanks.

    1. Your welcome, and thank you for watching and commenting! 🙂

  16. You know, it was surprisingly hard to find detailed explanations on how to
    trim for use. Thanks for the excellent info!

    1. Thank you for watching and commenting, so glad we were able to deliver what
      you needed! 🙂

  17. Thanks, this was helpful!

  18. why is my basil plant only produces small leaves?

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