How to cut herbs - for basil don't pluck leaves off, instead trim stem. Leave two sets of leaves on stem (leaves grow in pairs across from each other). Cut immediately above the second set of leaves from the ground. Plant will then grow new branches from
12 Top Tomato Tips (from Birds & Blooms): The rule of thumb is that you'll need two tomato plants for every tomato eater in your household. But if you plan on canning, four per person is more accurate.
Bell Pepper*they hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer* Wait til plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves w/ 1 tsp Epsom salt in 1 qt water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit). Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes)
Spraying epsom salt on plants boosts magnesium supply to plants and increases yield. Spraying 1 tablespoon of epsom salt mix with of water twice with 10 days gap could be used for good results. Tomatoes, peppers and rose can benefit extraordinarily