20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas

17. Pinch Your Herbs

Pinch the upper portions of your herb plant stems off (basil in particular) to encourage new leaf growth. Herbs have a natural instinct to stay alive and multiply, so when they are pinched, they send a signal to the dormant leaf buds to grow. It’s strange how this works, but it’s true for most plants.

20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas