Lank Basil Beheading
I have acquired a very lanky basil plant. It looked pretty stressed when I got it so I just left it alone. A couple of weeks ago I pruned the top and it has gotten bushier at the top. My problem is that the stem is so long (maybe 10") with nothing on it, then a pretty bushy top. The plant has toppled over and the bushy part is laying near the ground. Could I mound soil around the bushy part and get that to root and then cut it off from the stem essentially starting a new plant? Would the old leafless stem sprout any leaves? I should mention I'm in Texas and temps are around 100 every day if that affects your advice.