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Helpful tip from The Garden Geeks: Tricks for Basil - Don't rush to plant Basil in the spring as they dislike temperatures that drop below 45ºF. To keep Basil producing, pinch back the shoots to not only ensure a bushy plant but also a longer producing one, and it produces more seed too!! Just don't allow flowers to develop until the end of the growing season, they sap energy and flavor from the leaves. Don't forget to plant it with tomato plants as they encourage stronger growth in each other.