Harvesting… or pruning aromatic herbs is essential to ensure the healthy development of the plant. It will allow the plant to grow stronger and increase its yield.
All types of basil benefit from regular clipping. Plants are best harvested when they are six to eight inches tall and have three to four sets of leaves. When harvesting don’t just pick off individual leaves. To promote new growth you need to remove the top section of the stems as well. Remove no more than a third of the plant's total height at a time and you'll be able to harvest more newly developed basil leaves in two to three weeks.
Meet Jarrett from Stone Soup Farms as he shows you how to harvest basil.