I am tired of paying huge amounts for a few sprigs of basil at the grocery store. At Trader Joes I bought a potted basil plant for just a little more than the individual packages I have been buying. Now I am wondering if you just cut the leaves off at the base of the leaf or if there is a way of cutting that encourages more growth. The plant is so pretty and full of leaves I really don't want to kill it. Also, is there a way to preserve leaves for later use? Thanks for any help you can give.
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