Learn How (and why) To Prune Herbs

Pruning herbs will help keep them healthy and attractive. It’s an essential gardening task that’s easy to do. Come over to learn how and why to prune herbs.

Pruning herbs will help keep them healthy and attractive. It's an essential gardening task that's easy to do. Come over to learn how and why to prune herbs.Pruning herbs will help keep them healthy and attractive. It's an essential gardening task that's easy to do. Come over to learn how and why to prune herbs.

How often do you get a haircut? Every six weeks or so? How does it make your hair feel? Pretty good, huh? Like your haircut, plants benefit from a trim every now and then, too—especially herbs. But, how do you prune herbs? Keep reading.

Pruning herbs will help promote growth and, for the most part, make the plant more attractive. When you let the plant just grow, it will become lanky, woody, and sprawl all over the place. Many first time gardeners are afraid to prune.

Besides helping the plant look more attractive, the main reason I prune them is to get more herbs. If you let your herbs go to flower, then that’s the end of that. Instead, regularly pruning will give more delicious herbs for a longer period of time. How do you prune herbs? Let me show you. I will use my lovely basil plant to demonstrate.

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