How do you know when to harvest your basil?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You should start pinching your basil as soon as it about 6" tall. Just pinch off the tips of the branches (and use them in a recipe) and continue to do so through the season. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/making-herbs-bigger-through-pinching-and-harvesting.htm