It's trying to flower, and I keep picking them off.
I bought the plant over 6 weeks ago, and haven't been eating off of it
much. The leaves are a lighter green that what I see in the store, and
it tastes more like anise or fennel that what I remember basil to be like.
Has it just gotten a bit long it in the tooth? The new leaves are a
deeper green. Not the larger ones.
maybe it's not fed properly or getting enough sun
could be the cultivar, they have different flavours, or your memory
Yes and no. While conditions are good (light, water, food, warmth) it will
keep going but it will continue with that pesky habit of flowering. If
there is enough growing season left strike some tip cuttings and you will
have new plants that wll not flower for a while at least. If your warm
season is nearly over the first frost will kill it and cool weather in
general will slow it down, in that case save the leaves dried for cooking
and keep the seeds for next spring.
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