Tidewater Gardening appear, but before they open. Harvest tarragon or lavender f lowers in early summer, and then shear the plants to half their height to encourage a second f lowering period in the fall. If you let herbs grown for foliage f lower, leaf production will decline. How much of the plant can you cut? A rule of thumb is that you can begin harvesting the herb when the plant has enough foliage to maintain growth. For an annual herb, generally between 50 to 75% of the current season’s growth can be harvested at one time. Cut with sharp shears at least 4 inches up from the ground; this will promote additional harvests. Annual
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Tidewater Times August 2016