I have a confession to make…
Sometimes I am a lazy gardener. Are you shocked? Will this revelation cause you to stop reading my blog?
In my defense, I must say that life gets rather busy and at the end of a long day, I forgo the opportunity to do some needed garden maintenance.
However, my reluctance to perform needed maintenance has a rather beautiful benefit…
My herbs begin to flower in the absence of harvesting their leaves.
Now, I like growing herbs and harvest them so that I can use them both dried and fresh.
But, there are times that I don’t get out to harvest the leaves. When herbs are allowed to grow without harvesting the leaves – they begin to flower.
My sage (above) has beautiful purple flowers, don’t you think?
Now, my green and purple basil plants are beginning to flower as well.
Herbs are best harvested before the begin to flower for the best taste.
So, what do you do when they start to flower? Well, you have two options…
– You could let them flower for a couple of weeks and enjoy their beauty.
– Or you could prune them back severely and let the leaves grow back so you can harvest them.
What do you think I should do?