7. HOW DO I HARVEST MY HERBS?
Now that you know all the key points of planting, watering, fertilising and mulching - don't forget to use and harvest your herbs! Using your herbs is an important part of their growth - in fact, pruning and picking your herbs frequently will help produce strong bushy plants.
- When picking herbs such as basil, rosemary and mint, never rip leaves from the plant, instead - cut the herb back to above a leaf node with signs of life and the plant will then bush out from this area.
- Herbs like rocket, parsley and sorrel can be picked from the base of the plant taking the older outside leaves.
- Never pick all the leaves off the plant. Leave some to sustain future growth.
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