Basil Plants
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Indoor Potted Basil- with Pictures

Ann Piece added on October 23, 2015 | Answered

I bought a small potted basil to use indoors for cooking. I followed a YouTube video about how to prune it. The net result is that I cut off just about all the leaves, but nothing is re-growing. This has happened to me over and over again. 3 photos enclosed: 1.The dead roots I pulled out of the potted plant- should I have done this? 2. The basil plant I used for cooking, that doesn't seem to regrow. This happens all the time. 3. A new plant I just bought. Any suggestions on how to prune it?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 24, 2015

You need to harvest and pinch the plants back to a set of the leaves.
The links below will help you with this process.

Make sure your growing your Basil plant in a good sunny location.
Make sure the soil is damp but not overly soggy.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/making-herbs-bigger-through-pinching-and-harvesting.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/basil/pruning-back-basil-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/pinching-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/basil/how-to-grow-basil-plants.htm

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Ann Piece
Answered on October 26, 2015

Thank you!

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