How to dry herbs

OreganoIt’s amazing how quickly things grow in the garden. The herb garden is particularly fast growing and plants that looked neat and attractive just a couple of weeks ago are now bursting out of their allotted space. This is the time to cut them back hard and save the best leaves for drying for use later in the year. In the past few years I have tied up bunches and hung them in the boiler room to dry…

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Colourful Herb Bed


The herb bed is much more attractive now that the chives are in full flower… not only to me but to the bees and hoverflies. The marigolds are just beginning to flower. This is Calendula officinalis ‘Indian Prince’. Apparently you can eat the petals with a salad. I haven’t tried that yet but we do sprinkle the chive flowers over our salad. They have a lovely mild onion flavour.

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