Herbs are easy to grow indoors and out, and no matter where you live you can grow tasty varieties. You can save money by growing your own herbs, and it doesn't take much to maintain them. Keep your herbs trimmed back, and they will thrive.
Remove dead, dried or diseased foliage from evergreen herbs such as rosemary and sage, with the scissors. This will allow the herbs to focus on new growth.
Trim the flowers from annual herbs such as basil and cilantro and your herbaceous herbs such as oregano and tarragon. This encourages the herbs to produce new leaves and keeps them from going to seed. If annual herbs go to seed, the plant will die.
Trim back 2 to 3 inches of growth on evergreen herbs every spring to encourage new growth.
Cut back herbaceous herbs to 3 to 4 inches above the base of the plant after the growing season has ended.
Remove annual herbs from your garden once they have died back.