Harvesting Basil // Container Gardening

June 19, 2013 at 5:09 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Here’s an update on my container garden, along with a few gardening tricks that I’ve been trying out!

Harvesting Basil // Container Gardening

I’ve done a little research on how to harvest basil and this is what I’m trying for now// Find spots where a branch grows off in three directions, harvest the middle section. Last year I cut my plants at random and they struggled to grow back. I’m using this method this season, and my plants are still growing full.

{Do you have too many fresh herbs? Find out how to freeze them here.}

Harvesting Basil // Container Gardening

I’ve seen that a lot of people are using recycled coffee grounds in their gardens. Coffee grounds can rejuvenate your plants by fertilizing the soil and helping it to retain more water. Just sprinkle freshly used coffee grounds around your plants, lightly mix it into the top soil if you have trouble with it blowing away. This is best for…

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