Basil makes everything better – pasta, pizza, salads. I love clipping it and sharing with friends. The more I cut it, the happier my basil seems to be. It stays bushy and dark green, never leggy or yellow. I learned years ago, just from trial and error, that if my basil ever flowered you might as well throw it out. I have tossed out many a plant for this very reason. The taste is never the same once it flowers. I’m no botanist so I never knew why you didn’t want your basil to flower. I just knew that it changed the taste.