What's your question? Ask

Basil Plants

Q.tall basil

Zone Mackay QLD Australia | Anonymous added on March 26, 2016 | Answered

My basil is extremely tall (ladies arm length high) and with a recent lack of rain and water restrictions, it’s just dropped all but its very crest of leaves (half pinched flowered approx 3 weeks ago). How far back can I prune it without killing it entirely?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on March 26, 2016

Since basil is a rapid grower you can be quite aggressive in cutting it back. According to the article below you can "cut the herb back about ΒΌ inch above a node, 3 inches from the base of the plant. Leave a few inches of leaves on the plant after pruning."

You can read more here:


Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Basil Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert