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Getting the best from your basil

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Getting the best from your basil.

Basil and tomato are such a good combination and we are harvesting plenty of each at the moment. Basil is something lots of people grow but few people harvest it in the correct way to let it become the plant it wants to be!

Basil will grow into a bush if harvested correctly.

Video showing how to prune basil:

Harvest the growing tip from each section of your plant, cutting the stem just above two new shoots.

The tips are the sweetest leaves and doing this will encourage two new branches to grow to replace that one stem you have cut.

After a few weeks, your spindly plant will soon grow into a strong bush.

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