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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
553 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2022 :  5:13:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love drying herbs to use for tea and cooking. Does anyone else? Or do you purchase them? What are your favorite combinations?

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag

Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

215 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
215 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2022 :  8:21:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wanna learn!! I know that doesn’t help though. Lol.

Karen :)
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

553 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
553 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2022 :  08:27:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's so easy to do! Just be careful of where you plant some of them. Mint is very invasive and will spread and take over where you plant it. I have a little place that was hard to mow and flowers didn't grow well so I put mint there. It's taken over and now I don't have to mow it!

I actually got started with teas because I was looking through a catalog and most of the tea blends were things I could grow myself. A lot of them had alfalfa and red clover in them - which I have fields of for the cows - so I dried some for myself and it's wonderful! My husband even drinks some. And it's full of nutrients!

I like to hear what others are doing. It gives me new things to try - like lemon thyme this year.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

215 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
215 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2022 :  4:26:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This spring we decided to give herbs a shot…just a few though. Basil, parsley, thyme, and cilantro. I managed to kill the cilantro…lol. My friend also gave me some mint and lemon balm. Both on in pots so,I can keep ‘em contained. She also gave me some chives. Then we planted some chamomile that we started inside from seed.

Karen :)
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

553 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
553 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2022 :  6:43:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're off to a great start! I don't like cilantro so I don't have any of that. My mint jumped out of the pot (bucket) I started it in so keep an eye on it if you don't want it to spread. Chives are my favorite! I have regular, onion, and new this year is garlic chives. The onion chives make my eyes water like real onions when I cut them! I love to run my hand over the lemon balm when I'm in the garden - it smells so good! I'm curious - do you have one herb growing really well compared to the others? Last year my basil went bonkers - I have a bunch of it left still. This year it's the parsley. I've already cut and dried it twice and it's ready to go again but I have blueberries in the dehydrator right now. Are you just using them fresh or are you drying them?

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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