It’s looking like we’re going to have a great year for basil. I’m growing two types this year, large leaf (left above)and Greek basil (on the right). Basil is a plant that really benefits from pinching. First, it prevents the plant from going to seed too early and makes for a fuller, bushier plant. Second, the pinchings can be easily rooted in water, allowing you to have a totally free and super low hassle way to get new plants throughout the season. You can see the Greek basil on the left has formed new roots. I’m going to plant these new starts today.
Here’s a quick basil pinching tutorial.
Doing my basil pinching this morning, I came across the above nasty looking blob wrapped in a few large leaf basil leaves. I’m guessing spider eggs. What is your guess?