Since I want my sage to be bushier than it currently is I'm cutting one leaf set above each joint. I have two sage bushes this is their second year from seed
so they are just getting going good. I brought them in last fall and I've harvested several times over the winter.
Chives can be havested whenever the blades get to long. But leave some alone so it can bloom and set seed
. That way you won't have to buy any more seeds
you can just use your own. With the chives I usually harvest to within 1 to 2 inches of the ground. But that's because I chop it up and dry it. That is what doesn't immediately go on a baked potato