So I have an Aerogarden 6 currently about 3 weeks + 1 day into growing basil, chives, cilantro, thyme, sage, and parsley.
has really shot up compared to the other plants. The manual says to prune down the basil and let the other plants have a chance to grow closer to the light, to "count up the stem to the third set of leaves, and cut the stem just above the third set." Now, here's the problem: http://img12.imageshack.us/i/dscn1844w.jpg/
My third set of leaves on the biggest stem are essentially at the very top near the lights. How can I go about pruning this? It seems to have a large gap of ~ 2 inches between the first set of leaves and the second set of leaves. Can I just cut half of it off? Again, the manual says cut no more than a third off at a time but the big stem on my basil seems to have grown a large amount without any leaves...
And my second question is regarding cilantro
. For whatever reason one day my cilantro decided to tip over and stay there, and only now is it starting to perk back up, growing toward the light (even though it's leaning over on the pod). Here's a picture: http://img32.imageshack.us/i/dscn1846ep.jpg/
Should I do anything to correct this, or leave it alone? Will it eventually pick itself back up and not have to lean on the seed pod?