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Don't Skip This Step After Buying A New Basil Plant For Your Herb Garden
Nurseries often pot multiple basil plants together to create a lush, full appearance, but this can lead to overcrowding, causing competition for resources like water and nutrients.
For this reason, when you bring a new basil plant home from the nursery, the first thing you should do is carefully divide the clustered plants into smaller units.
Gently remove the entire plant from the pot, and loosen the root ball. Look for natural separations between the stems and roots, and tease apart individual plants.
After separating, plant each one in its own container, or space them adequately in a garden bed, so that each plant can establish its own root system and grow without constraints.