This is something many growers have asked as we started this project. From our grower surveys, we noticed two patterns. 1. Each farm used a different number of harvests each season (some farms harvest 1 single time, others up to 4 times in one season). 2. Harvest method was also different across farms–hand harvest and various pieces of equipment were used.
We completed the first of a 2 year trial to look at how the number of harvests and the method of harvest impact the total yield of Tulsi, the plant medicinal compounds, and the overall input costs of harvest. We plan to share project progress and preliminary results winter 2023–join our mailing list to be notified of the event!
A small plot combine harvests Tulsi for the second cutting of the season.