Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How to Keep Herbs from Bolting

(Delayed bolting means a larger harvest of tasty leaves.

One bane of fast growing herbs is that they bolt quickly when the weather starts to warm up. Bolting is the process of rapid growth (sometimes looking leggy and spindly). Plants quickly flower and set seeds. When most plants enter this phase, they stop producing leaves. To encourage your plants to keep leafing, as opposed to flowering,


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