Basil grows lusciously by harvesting it properly
For years I bought one or more pots of basil and had little fun with it. I watered, I fertilized and still they were over after a short while.
My mistake was, I always harvested the biggest leaves from the bottom of my stalk.
Somehow I thought that you had to leave the top tender leaves behind and look after them.
Wrong thinking, since I cut off the tips from the beginning, my plant branches out wildly and I'm happy every day, how well it gets her.
I would never have thought of it, if I had not used the entire tips for decoration.
Just try it, it works.