How to cut herbs - for basil don't pluck leaves off, instead trim stem. Leave two sets of leaves on stem (leaves grow in pairs across from each other). Cut immediately above the second set of leaves from the ground. Plant will then grow new branches from this cut.

How to cut herbs - for basil don't pluck leaves off, instead trim stem. Leave two sets of leaves on stem (leaves grow in pairs across from each other). Cut immediately above the second set of leaves from the ground. Plant will then grow new branches from this cut.

Click pic for 35 Container Gardeing Ideas - Window Box Herb Garden | DIY Spring Garden Projects

Click pic for 35 Container Gardeing Ideas - Window Box Herb Garden | DIY Spring Garden Projects

How to prune basil to have enormous   plants! This was, for some reason, always a mystery to me....

How to prune basil to have enormous plants! This was, for some reason, always a mystery to me....

Keep this handy!   There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials!  Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

Keep this handy! There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials! Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

I definitely have a surplus of herbs in my garden this year - can't wait to try some of these recipes!

I definitely have a surplus of herbs in my garden this year - can't wait to try some of these recipes!

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