Harvest your Herbs

If you have an herb garden, you've probably been enjoying fresh herbs in your meals. But by now, you might be getting a little bored of them or simply have more than you can reasonably use. But with just a little effort, you can manage your herb garden and save some flavor for your meals for months to come. If you have more herbs than you need right now, harvest them for later use.


Some herbs can be dried.

  • Cut a bundle of stems.

  • Gently wash and dry them.

  • Tie them together (not too tightly - make sure air can flow through).

  • Hang them upside down to dry out of direct sunlight.


After a few weeks, they should be dry and ready to store in an airtight container.


Freezing herbs is also an option.

  • Chop herbs.

  • Put them into ice cube trays with some water.

  • Once frozen, transfer the cubes to an airtight container.


When you need a little flavor in a soup or sauce, you can simply pop a cube or two into your recipe.


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References

Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (2019, August 16). Tip of the Week: Save some flavor. https://www.alcc.com/tip-of-the-week-email


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