Saturday, January 7, 2012

green finger tips - nipping basil

The Basil Nip

Basil grows better if you nip the top two leaves from time to time. Start when the plants are about 8 to 10cm tall.

In these two photos you can see the first basil leaves have been nipped off the plants which are about 10cm tall.

The basil branches out and become bushy when you nip out the top two leaves.

In the second set of photos you can see the leaves which i nipped out of the growing basil bush. The basil bush is bushing out nicely because of the all the nipping i did.

Basil is a great culinary and medicinal herbs. It's sweet aroma is insect repellant and is a great companion plant in the organic garden.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!! I ned green fingers!!