5 ways to preserve your summer herbs

How To Preserve Leaves (6 Methods)

Sep 14 2018But they are all good ways to preserve leaves again for different reasons So I will list the most common leaf preservation methods (I confess there is one we didn't try – which is to wax your leaves so I can't compare ALL methods but I can make an educated guess about the outcome for you)

Freeze Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil

Jul 03 2012Do you use your freezer to preserve herbs vegetables or fruit? The freezer can be a powerful overlooked method of preserving Pesto strawberry puree tomato soup — stash them away now for colder times! One of my favorite ingredients a handful of fresh herbs from the garden is one of the simplest things to preserve in the freezer and I just learned a new better way to freeze herbs: In

How To Freeze Fresh Herbs: Storing Fresh Herbs In Your Freezer

Apr 05 2018Freezing herbs is a great way to store your herbs as it keeps the fresh herb flavor that can sometimes be lost when using other herb preserving methods Keep reading to learn how to freeze fresh herbs How to Freeze Herbs Many people are looking for how to keep cut herbs so that they can use them year round Freezing herbs is fast and easy to do

20 Best Perennial Herbs

May 20 2020Most herbs are full-sun perennials requiring at least six hours of direct sunlight and steady watering especially once the summer sun shows itself Toward the end of the season gather big bouquets of herbs to hang and dry to keep your herb options open into fall

6 Ways To Protect Your Potted Plants This Winter

Too much water on top of the soil can also be a bad thing as it can freeze and damage your plant Make sure your containers drain well and please do not over water them! Only water as necessary in the winter when the soil is completely dry Remember many plants go dormant in the cooler months and do not need as much water to survive 5

10 Ways to Keep Your Garden Healthy

The easiest way to limit disease in your garden is to avoid introducing it in the first place Getting a disease with a new plant is not the kind of bonus that any of us wants One of the hardest things to learn is what a healthy plant should look like making it difficult to know if the one you want is sick

Quick Easy Techniques for Preserving the Harvest

Oct 24 2019Herbs I use two quick methods to preserve herbs depending on the type of herb For basil parsley cilantro and mint remove the stems and run each herb (separately!) through your food processor Add a little oil to coat the leaves then pack them into a freezer bag Press the bag flat like a pancake so it's easy to break off chunks as needed

5 Herbs for Growing in Containers

USDA Growing Zones: 5 to 10 Sun Exposure: Full sun Soil Needs: Dry to medium-moisture soil Thyme tends to be an undervalued herb that gets planted but rarely used It actually deserves a much higher standing on the list of culinary herbs and growing it a container is one way to keep it front and center Thyme will thrive in a container

Tips: Three Ways To Preserve Fresh Herbs

Apr 10 2020Gather 5-10 branches together and tie with string or a rubber band The smaller the bundle the easier and faster they will dry Put the bundle of herbs stem-side up in a paper bag Tie the end of the bag closed being sure not to crush the herbs

How To Freeze Fresh Herbs: Storing Fresh Herbs In Your Freezer

Apr 05 2018Freezing herbs is a great way to store your herbs as it keeps the fresh herb flavor that can sometimes be lost when using other herb preserving methods Keep reading to learn how to freeze fresh herbs How to Freeze Herbs Many people are looking for how to keep cut herbs so that they can use them year round Freezing herbs is fast and easy to do

The Best Way to Store Fruits and Veggies

Herbs: Wash fresh herbs like you would salad greens in cool water and then spin them dry With the exception of basil fresh herbs like to be stored in the fridge with a damp (but not soaking wet) paper towel to keep them fresh You can also store them like a little mini bouquet of flowers in your fridge by trimming off an inch or so of the

5 ways to preserve Summer herbs

Sep 02 2014Both medicinal and culinary herbs can be preserved in a variety of ways for use throughout the year Here are five ways to preserve and store your herb harvest Freezing I use the freezing method most often for culinary herbs since it is easy and quick Harvest your herbs make sure they are dry place them in a labeled container and freeze

Take 5: Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing This

Jun 02 2016It's time to spring-clean your home's scent Even if you don't consciously notice it the way your home smells affects how you feel about it And while throwing open the windows can help freshen the air in some locales if you're a city dweller you may just be letting in some lovely smog Instead try these subtle completely-natural ways to clear the air

3 Ways to Store Vitamins and Supplements

Mar 29 2019Don't keep them near the oven or the sink The kitchen can be a good place to keep your vitamins and supplements but there can often be moisture and vaporized fat in the air from cooking which can settle on your pills The temperature and humidity in the kitchen rises and falls as you use the oven and stovetop

3 Tips for Preserving Fresh Basil All Year Long

Aug 21 2014New York City isn't exactly the ideal place for planting a vegetable garden Or at least the kind of vegetable garden I'd love to have Herb gardens on the other hand are totally doable for city dwellers and something I've had great success with over the years This year in particular I've watched my small basil plant flourish and grow like wildfire

15 Medicinal Herbs for Chickens to Keep Them Healthy and

Grow these 15 herbs for chickens near the chicken coop They will improve immunity keep them parasite free reduce their stress and prevent boredom Healthy happy chickens lay more eggs Growing herbs is a simple and economical way to keep your backyard flock healthy and productive

5 Ways to Protect Your Garden From Frost and Freeze Damage

5 Ways to Protect Your Garden From Frost and Freeze Damage Whether your garden gets hit with a light frost a hard freeze heavy blankets of snow high winds or even an ice storm during colder months harsh winter weather events can harm or kill off plants in your garden

Freezing Vegetable Tips

May 18 2020Vegetables and fruit freeze faster and store longer in a deep freeze than a frost-free freezer compartment in a refrigerator Vacuum-packed vegetables last well in either situation In a typical zipper freezer bag expect a deep freeze to preserve full-flavored vegetables for up to 14 months compared with 9 months in a refrigerator freezer

How to Store Your Herbs So They Last Longer

Here are 5 easy ways to avoid having to throw away soggy herbs before you're actually able to use them Next time you're putting away your fresh herbs consider these simple storage methods to ensure you get the most out of your delicate greens

10 Simple Ways to Keep Chicken Moist and

Jul 18 20181 Using a Marinade Using a marinade before cooking any type of chicken is extremely important to keep it moist While you marinate the chicken make sure you keep the marinade moist and seal the chicken for not less than 3-4 hours even better if you let it soak up the goodness overnight especially in the case of grilled and Tandoori Chicken

Overwintering Herbs

Perennial herbs such as chives lavender oregano thyme overwinter well in the ground In most areas simply wait until a few hard freezes and then cut back tall herbs to within 4 to 6 inches of the ground In cold winter areas (USDA zones 3-5) add a 2- to 3-inch-thick layer of shredded bark mulch on top of the herbs for added protection

9 Herbs Spices to Grow in Your Own Indoor Herb Garden

Set it up within a foot of the plants and keep it on for 12 to 16 hours a day Desktop models are available for less than $30 Fresh herbs are such a delicious addition to any recipe and they don't have to break the bank! Starting your own indoor herb garden can be a cheaper — and fun! — way to have fresh herbs all year long You Might

How to Preserve Tomatoes to Enjoy All Year

Supremely ripe juicy summer tomatoes are worth waiting for but with a few tricks up your sleeve you can save that great tangy flavor to enjoy later in the year Can freeze dry or just simply cook down tomatoes with the methods below Some of these methods require a bit of time but none require special skills or anything terribly complicated