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How to dry bay leaves
3 years ago

How to dry bay leaves

By  •  harvesting, herbs

It’s a great day to start drying our big bay leaf harvest. It will stay off and on sunny here for the upcoming two weeks. Perfect weather to process our …
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Herb drying season has begun

By  •  herbs

The drying season has begun for some of the things that come out of our garden. These are mainly herbs, but the freshly harvested hot peppers are ready to be dried as well. During that process they will hopefully also turn nice and red and we’ll have hot peppers during the whole winter. We don’t use many, so I guess if we have around 20-30 around the end of the season we’ll have enough to get through winter. More than enough!  As I’m a vegetable garden rookie, I’m also a beginner when it comes to drying herbs. I’ve done some bay leaf drying during winter and spring, but I haven’t dried anything else yet. It will be an interesting adventure. 

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Basil envy and how to grow your own gigantic basil bush
4 years ago

Basil envy and how to grow your own gigantic basil bush

By  •  garden, planting, herbs

You probably think I’m one of those green-fingered-people and I was born being one. Well, unfortunately I wasn’t. And last week I was once again confronted with my own short-comings. We …
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