Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Harvesting Herbs Today!

Our day time temps are still in the mid 80's which means our herbs are still growing and producing.  I'm thrilled and today I took my snips and a bowl and headed out to do some harvesting.



Pictured are:

English Thyme
Peppermint
Spearmint
Rosemary
and oregano

Not pictured are:  wild worm, comfrey and the basil we harvested yesterday.  As you can image I have several containers filled with herbs occupying space in my kitchen.  I like to let them dry naturally if at all possible and a colander (my container of choice for drying herbs when not using a dehydrator) is perfect for allowing air flow.  I give them a good 'mixing' with my hands a couple of times a day so they don't clump together and possibly mold.  Other than that I give them time!

I still have nettles that need harvesting and plantain but after that they should hold for another couple of weeks!  

I love growing my own herbs, the fragrance of fresh herbs is just something to be enjoyed!

Until next time!

 patsi

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6 comments:

  1. Oh the lovely aroma of harvesting herbs! You have a real bounty there.

    This morning I cut back my Aero garden and pulled out the thyme to plant in a pot. This is the first transplant and I will be interested to see how it does.

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    1. Lana, We still have a few more weeks before I need to start moving my herbs that are in pots into the greenhouse. This year I plan to transfer some from 'in ground' to in pots and move to the greenhouse just in case our winter is colder than normal for our area. I wish you much success with your thyme!

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  2. Patsi, I can imagine how good your cooking must taste having all of those garden herbs. We expanded our garden this year to give me a designated herb patch. I'd like to grow comfrey but I never can find any plants or seeds at any of the nurseries and I'm not sure why! It looks like I will have to order online. My dad has an old bathtub in one of his barns on the farm that he has promised me. I want to fill that up with mint.

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    1. Kelsey, I had to order my comfrey online as I couldn't find it locally either. Now, I have it planted in several different places. If we lived close enough I would share enough with you to get you started. Old bath tubs are great for so many things and growing mint in one would be perfect!

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  3. Your herbs look great Patsy. I am going to also dry nettles and add them into my greens. I have plenty here and they look healthy! xxx

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    1. Annabel, I'm doing that too in addition to drying some for herbal remedies. Nettles are such a nutrition powerhouse!

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