Great video collection! For some strange reason I call it "Harvesting" when it comes to these, but AG calls it "Pruning". I "prune" plants that need to be cut back for growth reasons and not cut for eating or storing..like toms, peppers,flowers. I prune the plants and harvest the toms or peppers. I also "harvest" my lettuce. Is it a tomayto/tomahto thing? I it just me?
I notice a lot of sites say "prune" basil. However, looking up the 2 terms 'harvesting' and 'pruning' on Wikipedia, there is a distinct difference .And..one can kill 2 birds with 1 stone with herbs! Pardon me..I can sometimes get hung up on trivial things like this just for my own edification...and peace of mind even though there is more to life!. I make use of wiki often
This information was found regarding Dill: Harvesting dill is the same thing as pruning/trimming it. Cut it either 2 inches from the top down or cut an entire stem as low as possible. Always make sure to adjust your lights after cutting your dill. If your dill is now an inch shorter, you should also lower your lights by one inch.
Keep in mind not to harvest more than 1/3 of it to ensure that it will still have enough energy to grow back. If you are harvesting dill that is not growing in an aerogarden, make sure to water it the day before your harvest. This will hydrate the plant and also clean the leaves. If you are using an aerogarden, you can just spray a bit of water on the leaves.