How to Harvest Thai Basil

Thai Basil is a fragrant herb, great for using in cocktails, stir-frys and more. Ever tried our Tropical Thai Twist? Harvest this herb with our tips below so the plants grow back for continuous cuttings every few days.



  1. After about 4 weeks of growth, when the plants are at least 6" tall, identify the top cluster of leaves, above the second set of leaves on the main stem.
  2. Take a pair of scissors, and snip the main stem right below this top cluster and above the second set of leaves. This will allow for the plant to grow side-shoots and develop into a lush, bushy plant for additional harvests in just a few days.
  3. These are fragrant (both leaves and flowers) for adding to botanical beverages or topping homemade meals.

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