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Is basil difficult to grow?

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Is basil difficult to grow?
No, it’s easy! Plant it in the spring after the last frost, or sow it indoors and transplant it to the garden. It likes full sun best. Pinch off the tips of the stems to make it a bushier, more compact plant. Don’t overfertilize — the flavor may be affected. Harvest the leaves before or during blooming. You can preserve the leaves by freezing them.