So You Want a Bigger Basil Harvest

Harvesting Basil

If you’ve planted basil in your garden this year, I can guarantee you are already thinking of how you can use this spicy, aromatic herb. Now you are counting the days until you can clip those basil leaves and bring them indoors. For the maximum harvest this summer follow these four steps: Plant Basil in Full Sun

Last Call For Basil

Time to harvest your basil before frost hits.

We are now at the tail end of fall. Many parts of North America have already seen freezing temperatures that shut down garden activity. But if your neighborhood – like mine – has not yet seen the freezing mark, now is the time to harvest any remaining basil you might have in the garden. Basil

Tips For Herb Harvesting

HarvestingSage

Sometime after the Fourth of July, herb gardeners are occasionally overcome with strange needs. We scout for flat surfaces around the house. Spare tables, the top of the clothes dryer, nothing is safe. Then we raid our gardens for armfuls of basil, rosemary, and sage. Green mounds spring up everywhere in the house and spill

Jack Frost Is On His Way

Fall is, hands down, my favorite season of the year. The temperatures are mild and the air has a clarity not seen as much during other seasons. My garden also seems to enjoy the weather, putting on a spurt of growth and end-of-year blooms that cheers the heart. I’m enjoying this right now but I

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