Homegrown Herbs

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Growing your own Homegrown Herbs can supply you with herbs all year long, even in the winter. The photo above is my first cutting of the year and is only a few of the herbs we planted. How I use my herbs in the winter is by dehydrating them in the summer when they are exploding with leaves. I use the fresh herbs as I need them and dehydrate the rest. They charge a fortune for fresh and dried herbs in the store and I like knowing there are no chemicals on my herbs.

The nice thing about growing your own herbs is that you don’t even need a garden. We have ours in a raised bed in our garden but did you know you can plant them in individual pots too? You could even put them in your flower beds amongst the other plants. The secret to having successfull herbs is making sure they have water of course, especially if you use a pot, and keeping them cut so they don’t flower. Keeping them cut encourages the herbs to keep producing those wonderful leaves.

Check out my link below to dehydrating the herbs.

https://indianeskitchen.com/2017/06/20/dried-herbs

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  1. I love growing my parsley and basil. I grow several plants of each…..2 of each plant I use to cut and dry the leaves, the others I use fresh. Then all winter I have freshly dried herbs for cooking.

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    • Mint will take over your yard. I will only plant that in a pot once I learned that but is did smell good when my husband cut the grass…lol I only have 2 herbs that come back every year….thyme and sage. The rest I plant new every spring.

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    • What a great idea! My husband asked for one of those small herb growers with lights where the plants grow in water a few years ago. It worked but there wasn’t enough growth to really do anything with. I also tried grow lights in the winter but I wasn’t real happy with the results either. So now I just dehydrate in the winter.

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  2. Yes… Always sharing. So my massive bunch of green bananas fell. I portioned it, delivered to the neighbours across the fence. Got hubby to drive me to my 3 friends, delivered and some saved for ripening. I did a wicked banana fry with green bananas today. God is good to me.💞

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