Cut basil leaves using a knife or scissors. A knife is the correct tool for mincing or creating a chiffonade,and scissors work best for snipping basil into salads or other dishes. More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices

Trim basil once the plant grows six leaves, and repeat this process regularly. Trim basil leaves for harvest once the plant begins to flower. You need pruning scissors. More »

Harvest your basil regularly throughout the summer to keep the plant growing all season long. Water the basil the night before you pick it, harvest the leaves in the morning and then get the fresh basil ready to use. Fre... More »

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