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Pruning the plants for use
When the plants begin to produce crops, it is time to prune them. Use as much of the plant as you need and let it keep growing. You can harvest the same plant many times. For example, one plant of Plantui’s basil can yield up to ten pots of supermarket-bought basil.
The plants can be divided into two main groups in terms of pruning and harvesting: plants that are pruned from the top and plants that are pruned from the base.
The plants that are pruned from the top include plants with stems and pairs of leaves. They are harvested by pinching the plant from the top; either the topmost pair of leaves or a few pairs near the top. Be sure to leave at least one pair on the plant. Some plants produce plentiful crops and can be pruned generously each time.
Plants that are pruned from the base include plants that grow as rosettes. These are pruned by cutting off the outermost leaves at the petiole close to the stem. New growth occurs in the middle of the plant.
Our selection also includes plants which don’t require pruning. They are, for example, plants that bear fruit for harvesting. These plants include cherry tomatoes, edible flowers and chili peppers. They need to be occasionally shaken gently to ensure pollination as the plant blooms.