BASIL- How to Harvest it?

Asked February 27, 2019, 3:45 PM EST

Can you give me the correct procedure for picking basil leaves? Does one pick the top leaves or bottom leaves, when, etc. Any info you can give me will be appreciated. Thank you!

Wayne County Michigan

1 Response

in general, basil isn't harvested a leaf at a time. You would cut the entire stem, maybe halfway down to allow the plant sufficient resources to grow additional leaves to harvest.