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Thai Basil tips

vanessajanenorrisvanessajanenorris South London Posts: 20
My new lockdown hobby is growing interesting herbs from cuttings, with the hope of passing them onto friends one day!  Could someone advise if l should be removing the flower buds from these Thai Basil plants?  I’m trying to get them to grow bushy and strong, but can’t get a clear answer online. Thanks 🙏 


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,552
    I remove the flowers from all types of basil - once they flower they seem quite keen to die.
    I usually find though that once they've decided to flower the plant doesn't seem to produce many new leaves and just keeps trying to produce flowers. Removing the flowers does keep them going longer though.
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