The basil is a perennial herb edible you can have in the garden or in a container. Varieties more popular are Thai basil plant and sweet. The Thai used in Asian cuisine and sweet in Italian. It is one of the herbs most used in the kitchen.
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- Examine the Thai basil plant. If you have grown from seed, not PODES at first. Expected to have about 6 inches (15 cm) tall to do so. If your plant has produced flowers, pedal it more quickly as possible to avoid losing flavor.
- If the plant grows much height, remove the top sheets. Must achieve to grow horizontally rather than vertically.
- When the Thai basil plant is large and full of leaves, use scissors or tweezers to prune. As Basil grows quickly, when you are too large is a good idea to prune. Do not even going to use the leaves.
- Cut it down to about 3 inches (7.5 cm) from the ground. You have to leave a few inches of leaves. Do not worry much about the height, because this plant tends to grow in height. Give a few weeks or a month to grow and prune again.
- After having pruned continues removing the leaves above. Remove the leaves is recommended periodically to keep the plant healthy.