Harvesting Herbs

 


Article by: Briscoe White

When harvesting herbs , Planning the Vegetable Patch for immediate use there are a few rules to keep in mind. For single stemmed herbs , The Top 10 Tips For Getting Rid Of Weeds In Your Lawn such as basil and savory, only pick the center tip. , Outdoor Living Cleanses The Mind, Body, and Spirit This encourages bushy growth. Use the tops and flower , Daylilies - The Perfect Perennial buds of chervil, thyme, and mint. Use the outside , Getting Rid of Garden Pests with Less Chemicals leaves and stalks of your parsley plant , Easy Care Of Phalaenopsis and leave the center alone.

A major harvest requires a bit of work, but the rewards throughout the year are well worth the effort. You can get 2-3 major cuts from both annual , The Top 10 Tips For Getting Rid Of Weeds In Your Lawn and perennial herbs , Teak Outdoor Furniture - Where Function Meets Beauty before the end of the season. , Decks For Above Ground Pools: Can Beautify Your Yard As Well The last harvest should be in early fall , How to Choose Your Garden Furniture and Make It Last in order to give the new growth a chance to harden off before the first frost.

Choose a bright, sunny morning just after the dew has evaporated but before the sun , Landscaping Tips: What Mulch to Use for Trees gets hot , Whack 'Em Back - Getting More Flowers by Pruning enough to affect the oil content in the leaves and flowers. , Easy Concrete Pavers Take care in picking and use only healthy , Gardening Tips for Early - Mid July plants. Perennial herbs , Getting Rid of Garden Pests with Less Chemicals can be cut back by a third, while annuals , First Aid for a Dried Out Hanging Basket can be cut to within three inches of the soil , Teak Outdoor Furniture - Where Function Meets Beauty surface.

Rinse the fresh-cut herbs , Wind Chimes Soothe The Soul in cool water , Getting Rid of Garden Pests with Less Chemicals and use towels to absorb excess moisture. , A Few of My Favorite Backyard Birding Tips Tie the stems together (dental floss works well) in bundles of five or six and hang in a dry, well-ventilated spot, away from direct sun , Mint: The Herb of Hospitality and moisture. , Your Garden - Growing from Seed The temperature , Easy Concrete Pavers should be no more than 85 degrees. Since herbs , Online Flower Shops should not be stored until they are completely dry it is important to test them by placing a stem in an airtight container overnight. If condensation forms, more drying is needed.

Once the plants , The Top 10 Tips For Getting Rid Of Weeds In Your Lawn are dry, store them in clean, airtight containers (glass containers are best) and keep away from direct sunlight. Herbs , A Guide to Vines and How to Vine Beauty with Your Garden lose their potency over time, so we suggest keeping them for a maximum period of one year.
In 1985, Briscoe White , Mint: The Herb of Hospitality opened The Growers Exchange in an abandoned Texaco station on a busy urban street corner in Richmond, Virginia. The facility has grown over the years, and is now 5 distinct growing environments , Cannibals on the Porch with 5 acres under cover. Briscoe has over 25 years of gardening , Basic Swimming Pool Water Chemistry experience. For further information , Landscaping Ideas and Landscaping Design on herb gardening , Hummingbirds … Attracting Those Little Flying Powerhouses products or herb gardening , How to Water Your Houseplants Wisely tips please contact Briscoe White , Wild Flower Garden - Recreate the Splendor of Nature in Your Own Backyard at bwhite@thegrowersexchange.com

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