best way to harvest herbs?

best way to harvest herbs?

i'm talking like in large quantities... more than just a few basil leaves for dinner... i have a bunch of basil, peppermint and lavender that i would like to harvest for drying and/or various herbal things... what is the best way to harvest them without dammaging the plant???
There had been a few new additions lately…

There had been a few new additions lately…

My lil garden

My lil garden

East Village Garden

East Village Garden

Redid my room

Redid my room

More mystery plants!

More mystery plants!

Can I have an ID please?

Can I have an ID please?