Pinch off the early pepper blossoms: This won?t harm the plants, you want to pinch everything until the plant reaches full size. If you don& the plant will never reach it& full potential. The plant would then be able to support the weight of the crop.
Gardening Tips… Basil Basics: Prune basil regularly for best flavor. About every four weeks, prune basil back to just above the bottom two sets of leaves. If allowed to flower, it will lose flavor. From Fine Gardening.
Harvesting Cilantro Each cilantro plant grows from the center and develops stems that branch out. Its best to harvest just the outer stems. This leaves the center of the plant undisturbed, allowing for future growth.
Tips for Planting Your Favorite Bulbs, do large groupings randomly spread about-not in rows! Squirrels LOVE digging up freshly planted bulbs! Spread mulch or weigh down a piece of mesh or chicken wire to keep them from digging them up.
Seed Soaking: Tips For Soaking Seeds Before Planting
I soak hard seeds overnight in strong tea. The tannic acid softens the outer covering of the seeds and makes germination faster and surer. ~ A gardening tip from Club Member Mary Ann Marino of West Pittsburgh, PA this might be easier than the acid method