Nip It in the Bud!

Nip It in the Bud

I’m growing a wee herb farm in my kitchen.  I am tired of the wilted overpriced garbage I get in the grocery store, so I’m growing my own mint, rosemary, oregano, basil, and cilantro.  And it’s coming along just fine.

Nip It in the Bud

If you know anything about gardening, then you will know all about this little tip.  If you don’t know anything about gardening (like me) then this little tip will be super cool.

Nip It in the Bud

To make your plants branch out more (i.e. produce more leaves and therefore more things for you to eat), just pinch out the tiny leaf buds at the tops of the stems.  Those little wee leaves there.  Just pinch them off.

Nip It in the Bud

Then your plant is forced to rely on its secondary growth and you get a nice branching effect, which in this case will give me more basil.

Nip It in the Bud

And more rosemary.

Nip It in the Bud

And more mint!

Nip It in the Bud

And when those grow out a bit you can do it all over again, more pinching, more branching …

Nip It in the Bud

Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

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