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Learning the best and easiest way on how to dry herbs will not only help you to fill your pantry with some gardening freshness but will help you to create dishes that are even more of your own.
Gardening Homesteading PreservingTheHarvest
Drying herbs from your garden is a great way to take advantage of your harvest and so you can then use those herbs later in your kitchen. Fresh herbs can die quickly, but drying them allows you to preserve them longer for later use, retaining flavor and preventing waste. Great goals for any gardening or homesteader. Drying herbs when they’re fresh allows you to retain the flavor for later use. And bonus, when your herb garden is out of season, you’ll still have plenty of flavorful herbs to use in your kitchen. It’s best to dry herbs immediately after...
I may have harvested a lifetime supply of sunflower seeds
For some reason, the sunflowers grew like gangbusters this year, even while everything else struggled. (Funny story: all of my sunflowers were volunteers this year, and when they first popped up, I thought they were bean plants… so I transplanted them into a nice little square in one of my beds, and then was promptly embarrassed when I realized I’d planted 9 sunflowers extremely close together in the midst of my bean patch.) So, while no one will be calling me a gardening expert this year (or probably any year), a few weeks ago the kids loaded up wheelbarrows full...