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How Do You Know When to Harvest Basil?

Posted by admin on June 24, 2017
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Category: Instructional

Basil is definitely one of the most beloved aromatic herbs in the world. It not only comes in many varieties and it is used in many dishes but it is also easy to grow both indoors or outdoors.

But even if basil is one of those herbs that everybody grows in a pot, it seems that many cultivators are confused when it comes to harvesting. The basil leaves don’t need to ripe so many find it difficult to understand when to harvest basil without causing damage to the plant.

When To Harvest Basil

This is one of the questions that tormented me when I first started to grow basil. Although many gardening experts claim that

Spring is officially here—even if warm weather hasn’t reached all fifty states just yet. If you’re itching to get to work on your spring landscaping, here are some projects that you can start now.

1) Start researching which plants you’d like to grow this season and when to plant them based on your zone. Order seeds, bulbs, and saplings now so they’ll arrive when it’s time to plant.

2) When the ground is no longer frozen and the danger of frost has passed, you can begin to plant early flowering bushes like forsythias, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, lilacs, and azaleas; and trees like redbuds, magnolias, and dogwoods.

3) If you’re not happy with the

Used in a wide variety of salads and in many other recipes, tomatoes stand among the most popular vegetables on Earth. They are succulent and delicious, relatively easy to grow both indoors and in the garden and are rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Despite their popularity, many newbies wonder how much sun do tomatoes need to grow and ripe well. For this reason, we decided to answer this frequent question. Stay tuned to find out the answer.

How Much Sun Do They Need?

To put it plain simple: plenty. Tomato plants need at least six hours of full sun exposure daily, but if you want to achieve the best results, increase the

Indoor Vegetable

Gardening is fun, but if you don’t have a garden or if you live in a cold climate, growing your own vegetables might seem impossible.Nevertheless, there are alternative solutions if you want to eat your organic veggies no matter where you live. If you don’t have a garden where to build a greenhouse, you can create your own indoor vegetable garden by simply using pots and seeds of your favorite vegetables.

There are quite a few options you can choose from when it comes to growing vegetables indoors. If you want to find out which goodies you can grow in pots, read this Indoor Vegetable Gardening: 37 Edibles You Can Grow Indoors In The Winter.

  1. Grow your own food and reduce food miles. By growing some of your own food you will be reducing the amount of fossil fuel that has been used to transport your food to ZERO.   2. Collect all the water from your gutters and roof areas into a rain butt. This will mean that you are making efficient use of rain water in the garden, washing the car and reducing your water bills too!   3. Make a compost heap or invest in a compost bin for all your green waste and kitchen scraps. If you don’t have enough space then find out where you can take your green waste so that it will be composted by the local

CONTAINER VEGETABLE GARDEN: Ideal for growing vegetable in small spaces.
  You don’t need a plot of land to grow fresh vegetables. Many vegetables lend themselves well to container gardening. With some thought to selecting the right plants, almost any vegetable can be adapted to growing in a pot.   Container gardening with vegetables is a way to bring useful gardening onto a patio or deck. Container choices should match the size of the plant and give plenty of growth room. Vegetables for containers can even be easier than normal in ground vegetable gardens due to the ease of weeding and checking for disease or pests.What you can grow in a container vegetable garden is limited only