Pinching Basil Blooms
Pruning basil is a great way to make sure that it will keep producing for you as long as possible. And there's great news-- it's really easy!!! All you need to do is pick off the flowers whenever you see them. While the flowers are beautiful, since basil is an annual plan, when it starts producing flowers the plant thinks that it's at the end of its life cycle and starts to die off. By pruning, cutting, or picking off the flowers, you'll make sure that your basil plant grows as long as possible, giving you the maximum amount of delicious leaves to enjoy. Enjoy the pruning!