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???
some kind of bug?

some kind of bug?

Carrots have sprouted!

Carrots have sprouted!

my wall of rosemary

my wall of rosemary

Plant id help!

Plant id help!

First tomato of the season!

First tomato of the season!

Blackberry Disease

Blackberry Disease