A reader recently inquired as to the best way to harvest basil. Do you pick the biggest leaves from the bottom of the plant or pinch sprigs from the top?
I recommend the latter. As you can see in this photo, about 1 inch below where I pinched off a sprig, two more stalks shot out from either side. By harvesting in this method, you will have a full, bushy plant and increase your yields.
So what am I making with all this basil?Scape Basil Pesto freezing some to take me through the winter.