The Skinny Gourmet: Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them!) "Because herbs are kind of like college boys: if you give them half a chance, they will focus all their energy on procreation and neglect growth.
How to Grow Stevia and Make Homemade Stevia Extract
Grew Stevia last year, didn't know what to point it in while its simply a leaf. This is how you get the extract but it only keeps for 3 months. Growing Stevia & Making Stevia Extract- the “miracle” plant that is sweeter than sugar.
Prune basil so it stays bushy and productive On a basil plant the leaves grow in twos opposite each other. As the little plant send up the stock it will grow two more leaves. You need to go to those two leaves and prune about one inch or so above them.
HERBS: Basil Basics: Prune basil regularly for best flavor. About every four weeks, prune basil back to just above the bottom two sets of leaves. If allowed to flower, it will lose flavor. From Fine Gardening.