Harvesting Leafy Herbs
To harvest leafy herbs, identify and cut back leaves and stems from the outside-in, similar to harvesting leafy greens. Separate leaves from the stem if desired, then enjoy fresh or dried. For more detailed harvest methods, like harvesting above growth nodes for Basil, or entire leaves for Chives, check your plants' pages in the Plant Book.
Harvesting Stemmed Herbs
To harvest stemmed herbs, remove the top half of one or more branches, then separate the leaves from the stem if desired. Enjoy these herbs fresh, cooked, or dried. Because stemmed herbs tend to be slower growing, it's typically best to wait until they're around 6-8 inches tall before harvesting so they can regrow without stunting. For more details, check your plants' pages in the Plant Book.
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