Late summer is ideal for gathering herbs. You can easily cut back branches of rosemary, sage and bay plants to use in your food.
To harvest, find a new stem that hasn’t yet flowered and cut 10-15cm away from the plant at an angle just below the leaf joint. This is best done using a sharp pair of secateurs.
This is great to encourage new growth. You can use your cuttings for delicious herbal teas or make beautiful bouquets.
It’s best to take your snippets in early morning, making sure the plant has had adequate water. This guarantees they are as fresh and flavoursome as nature intended.
Why not try freezing mint leaves into your ice cubes for a refreshing summer addition to drinks.