To Harvest Basil All Summer Long.Don't let your plants develop flowers. It isn't enough to simply pinch off the flower buds (this just encourages the plant to make more buds). Pinch off the top sets of leaves to encourage the development of new leaves.
By pinching or pruning certain plants, you can get a larger harvest. Basil is a good example. It's one of my favorite corner anchors for lettuce beds in my potager, just.
How-to Prune Basil and Propagate it the Best Way
How-to Prune Basil and Propagate it the Best Way Prune your basil plant every two to three weeks throughout the summer. That’s all there is to it! Easy peasy! See our "How to Prune Basil" photo guide now.