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I like to grow a big pot of basil (4-5 plants per pot) on my deck each year, and harvest it pretty aggressively all summer long to make batches of pesto sauce. Harvesting it down to the lowest leaflets not only prevents the basil from flowering and bolting, but it allows it to essentially start over and produce crop after crop all the way until first frost.  Here is my pot of basil last week, in need of a hair… Read more »