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Aug 18, 2020 10:02 PM CST

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I want to basil plants to go seed. Is it fine if I harvest like 2/3 leaves of it?


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Aug 18, 2020 10:54 PM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
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It will not go to seed if you keep pinching the tops off, so let some of the stems grow and harvest leaves off others. The flowers, hence the seeds, form at the ends of the stems, like this:


This where the flower forms:
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Aug 19, 2020 8:22 PM CST

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nmoasis said:It will not go to seed if you keep pinching the tops off, so let some of the stems grow and harvest leaves off others. The flowers, hence the seeds, form at the ends of the stems, like this:


This where the flower forms:

Thank you.
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Aug 19, 2020 9:05 PM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Bee Lover Bookworm Cat Lover Composter Container Gardener Herbs
Region: New Mexico Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers
You're welcome Smiling
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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