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How Often to Water Basil

Basil plants are a staple in many gardens, herb planters, and kitchens, but as a tender annual, they’re notoriously finicky, too. Most basil enthusiasts know basil needs to be watered correctly or it will die, but how often should you water basil? If this your first time trying to grow basil, or you’ve been wondering …

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Holes in Basil Leaves Help: What is Eating my Basil?

Has your basil plant been looking a little bit worse for wear lately? Maybe you’ve noticed small holes (or large ones) in your basil leaves. Or some yellowing of the plant. Or maybe you’ve caught a critter in the act, making a nice lunch out of your delicious basil leaves … and stealing your pesto …

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How to Prune Basil: Tips for Pruning Basil to Maximize Yield

Basil is a delicious, fragrant herb that can be used in many different types of dishes. However, if you’re not careful, basil will get too large and start to produce flowers instead of delicious leaves. This post offers advice on how to prune basil plants so they continue producing leaves for months, and you have …

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Why Basil Flowers: How to Prevent Basil Flowering and What to Do if it Does

Basil flowers are a common occurrence for basil plants, and it can be difficult to prevent them from flowering. However, there are some things you can do to encourage the growth of more basil leaves instead! In this blog post we will talk about why basil plants flower and what gardeners can do to prevent …

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Why is My Basil Plant Wilting? How to Help Wilted Basil

Dry soil is the most common reason for a basil plant wilting. If your basil plant is drooping or wilting, check the soil and reconsider your watering schedule. If you can’t solve it with a simple change in watering, keep reading for the most common reasons for wilted basil. Basil is one of the most …

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Easy Apricot Glazed Salmon with Sweet Basil

This wonderful recipe for apricot glazed salmon pairs two of my favorite summer flavors (apricot and sweet basil) for an easy, healthy and delicious summer salmon recipe. If you love salmon, you need to try this amazing recipe filled with heart healthy goodness and tons of flavor. When apricot season hits, sometimes it’s hard to …

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