Your plants are looking fabulous, and we want to help you make them stay that way, no matter how often you're using them for cooking, brewing tea, or topping off luscious cocktails. Here's some of the basic things on growing and using your...
1. Basil, Peppermint, Lemon Balm, Stevia
When you use them, never just pluck the leaves off - you'll leave the plants looking thin and bald. What you can do (and should!), is prune them with scissors regularly, leaving 2 pairs of leaves per stem. This way, you'll have plenty of harvest to work with, and your plants will continue growing even bushier, and produce more. This is how we do it:
2. Oregano, Thyme, Catnip, Hyssop, Lavender
When using these babies, you want to make sure not to cut them too short, so they have enough strength to continue growing. The golden rule is whenever you cut them, leave at least 5cm from the bottom. It's that simple!
3. Mini Tomato, Chili Pepper, Wild Strawberry
As exciting as these plants are, they are also the most capricious. Firstly, never cut them. Ever. Unless of course, you don't want them to bloom and produce fruits.
Secondly, the secret to success (read - delicious fruits) with these is pollination. Gently shake your plant or use a small paint brush to move pollen from one blossom to the next. By imitating the work usually done by the bees and the wind, you should begin seeing fruit in no time!