Basil - this years plant to next years plants
From what I've read I trim the flowering parts of my basil to keep it from taking flavor from the leaves. I've also read the best way to get a new plant is not from a cutting but to let it go to seed.
Should I harvest leaves now, then let it go fully flower and go to seed? Or could I just let one branch flower and go to seed or would that affect the flavor of the whole plant?
I was also wondering if a cutting that was already flowering would do the trick. Just keep the cutting alive long enough for it to go to seed, with out affecting the plant.