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Herbs

It’s all about the Vegetable & Herb gardens this year!  Here’s a few tips for all those luscious herbs you are about to grow!

These herbs dry well….basil, scented geranium leaves, lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemon grass, sweet marjoram, oregano, mint, parsley, Italian parsley, sage, St. John’s word, thyme.  

After picking, hang the stems with leaves upside down in a space with good ventilation and low humidity.  Make sure they are completely dry or they will get moldy.  Another hint from Sarah’s Herbs, do not crumble the herb once it’s dry, the less surface area exposed to the air, the better the herb will retain its’ oils.  They should be good for about a year.

These herbs freeze well….basil, dill, lemon balm, sweet marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme, lemon verbena, chives, coriander.  For freezing, just snip small pieces, place in a zip-lock bag and freeze.