Literally! For the past week and a half, my basil plant has taken to drooping if it doesn’t get watered daily. I’d come home from work and find it looking like this:
How pathetic is that!?
And then I realized that all the branches I had pinched back earlier this summer were trying to flower. So I pinched those parts off, and then came back a few days later and pinched them off again (apparently my basil really wanted to flower). It wanted to flower so much that I found this in the stack of leaves I have drying:
Yup, those are basil flowers. On a branch that has been drying for the past few days. I’m beginning to wish I had never pinched my plant back- only the branches I pinched are putting out flowers (I just pinched off 4 more this evening).
Anyone else have a plant that just keeps on flowering? Will it affect the flavor of my basil leaves if I let the plant flower? Any advice on how to make it stop?