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Harvesting Herbs 101

Grab your herb cutters or favorite scissors and lets get cutting!

What is the easiest way to harvest herbs?


Tip #1 Harvest your herbs once every 1-2 weeks at minimum to promote new growth


Tip #2 Always leave 1/3 of the plant, never harvest entire plant, it helps plant to reproduce and grow larger



Basil - always cut from the top of the plant, just above a node (set of 2 leaves) if flowers begin to bloom cut off immediately to prevent taste of basil from going bitter


Oregano & Thyme - cut full stems off leaving approx. 1" from the base of the plant


Mint - very invasive vine, cut full stems off leaving approx. 1" from the base of plant


Parsley - Cut full stems off starting from the outer area of the plant working your way inward, always leaving a minimum of 1/3 of the plant


Rosemary & Lavender - cut full stems just above a node (a set of 2 leaves)


Sage - cut off large leaves starting from the base of the plant

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