Pinching basil flowers off regularly would keep the basil plant lush and leafy.
As I approached my Thai basil flowers, a fly appeared to be drinking nectar.
It seemed really engrossed with the flower.
Yet, on a closer look, the fly seemed to be floating.
Of course that would be defying the law of gravity.
It made sense that the fly was actually in the arms of a white flower spider or a crab spider.
It wasn't the fly that was enjoying a meal after all.
Instead, it was the spider that was enjoying its meal.
Things aren't always what they appear to be.
Shifting my attention on another stalk of basil flower, I found a yellow wasp drinking nectar.
A brown spider was waiting beneath the wasp and several ants were busy on the petals above it.
"You couldn't be seriously thinking of disposing these heavenly flowers, could you?!!!" asked the wasp.
Pinching basil flowers off could keep your basil plant lush and leafy.
You could either use a pair of scissors or even your thumb and index finger.
The last thing you need is a camera.
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