Harvesting Herbs

Fresh herbs and flowers taste so much better when they are gathered from plants grown by your own endeavor — and you know they are free from any additives or artificial preservatives.

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Leaves

Leaves are at their most flavorsome when fresh, but bunches can be picked for later use. You can use trimmings when pinching out or offcuts when pruning, but remember that over-collecting may weaken the plant.

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