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Full Sun: As far as this basil is concerned, the more sunlight, the better! Although it will tolerate a slight degree of partial shade, it will do best when grown in an area that receives at least 6-8 hours of full sun daily.
Sweet basil leaves may be harvested any time throughout the season, and should actually be done so quite often to promote new growth. To harvest the leaves, pinch off new growth at the nodes. Pinching is preferred over cutting with scissors as it causes less stress to the plants.
In either case, be sure to remove growth and leaves as close to the stem as possible. This good practice will reduce the potential for disease and keep plants healthy for continued production