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Question by bourque_home
May 30, 2007
when I plant basil should I let it flower or should I take the flowers off? Will this make it seed and die?

Answer from NGA
May 30, 2007
Cut the flowering stems off the plant as soon as you recognize that they are flower stems. If you don't, your basil will go to seed and then die. Keeping them from developing flowers will allow your basil plants to produce more leaves for a longer period of time.


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