Need bolting advice
Hi. I am growing basil, mesclun and spinach. Is there anything I can do to postpone bolting? Why are the basil plants I buy at the market SOOO much bigger than mine get before they bolt? Can you still use the basil leaves after they bolt? Right before they bolt? Or are they too bitter? How do you pick basil? A leaf at a time? A stalk? The whole plant? Thanks!