Sunday, August 1, 2010

Harvesting herbs...

I will, again, preface a post with the fact that I do not like to garden.


I love herbs and if I remember to water them, I can usually freeze or dry enough to get me though the winter.
It is amazing that all this basil (above), once dried, ends up to be such a small amount:
And this small bunch of chives....
...ends up like this:
...and oregano
...dries to this little amount...
When I need a little gift, I wrap some of the dried herbs in these cute jars from Anthropologie:


Now, off to water my herbs and maybe I can get another little harvest before the plants die!

Sharing with Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

15 comments:

  1. I know you say you don't like to garden but it sure looks like you have a green thumb to me!
    I love the idea of gifting the herbs in those cute containers.
    Have a great week.
    Jane

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  2. I love my herb garden! We just had fresh mozzarella, tomato (from my garden) and fresh basil (from my garden) with balsamic vinegar. Yum!

    Jeanine

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  3. Visiting from Met Monday and I'm loving the dried herbs - would love a gift like that - so thoughtful!

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  4. I have never grown my own herbs, other then Rosemary and Mint, but have always wanted too! My Rosemary and Mint are purely ornamental right now, although I would love to use them but don't really know how to go about it! The drying them out process would be hard to wait on for sure! Love that you actually give your herbs as gifts too! That's wonderful!

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  5. This is my first year attempting to garden so I just did herbs. I can completely relate to forgetting to water regularly, but so far, most of my plants have been pretty forgiving about it =)

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  6. Your herbs look wonderful. I've herb gardened for years but never dried them. Love those little jars for gifts!

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  7. I have several of the same hers planted in my garden but have never tried to preserve them for later use. Thanks for the tips.

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  8. I move a few potted herbs inside for the winter and don't dry them. I garden the lazy way. LOL!

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  9. Your herbs look great. You might have seen my "I hate gardening" post (if not bit.ly/bO9iBM) so I definitely share those sentiments. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Jane F.

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  10. Herbs are fun to grow, even for someone who doesn't like to garden. I'll bet that your friends are thrilled when they get dried herbs from you.

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  11. I swear I smelled basil when I looked at the picture! You are a better gardener than me :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment on my aqua table. xo Bev

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  12. How smart you are! And I love those herb jars from Anthopologie! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs....Debbie

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  13. love your garden gnome...


    rose
    http://www.finecraftguild.com

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  14. What a cool idea for a gift! Excellent! I meant to plant an herb garden this year and just didn't!

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  15. Sure looks like you know HOW to garden, whether you like it or not.

    psssssss - - - there was SEX going on in that garden!!!!!

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