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#55561 May 31st, 2007 at 09:54 PM
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Hello: I planted some sweet basil,my question is
how big will it grow. I started it in a med size
flower pot.

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Mine would get about 30 inches tall but that's because I pruned them often to harvest the leaves.


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I just planted some basil as well. Should I be harvesting from the top or the bottom? It's just a baby - about 6-8 leaves so far.

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I usually pinch the end of branches to get it as bushy as possible when it is small. And then I start harvesting once it gets about 10 inches tall. I usually start mine in the fall inside the house and then come spring when it is time to put them outside they are good sized plants. As far as harvesting. I harvest the larger leaves equally from all over the plant. I probably never take more than 10 to 20 percent of the plant at any one time.


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For a bushy shape basil can be harvested by pinching out the upper part of stems. Keep 3 to 4 sets of leaves on the lower part of the stem.

If the plant is becoming to bushy or you want a taller, narrow shape then remove stems from around the sides.

Leaves can be harvested once plants double in size.

Keep a few sprigs of basil in a glass of water in your kitchen. Keep it out of direct sunlight.

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mines in a 10-12 inch container(its hex shape)Its proably got a dozen seedlings going.I pinch from both the top& bottom.I use my purple ruffles more.My lime basil is fineally growing some.The other ones I sowed did not take.cinnamon was one of them,siam queen.I do have to water more.


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