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harvesting herbs

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The colder nights have arrived and I have decided it is time to harvest my herbs.


I have a lot of parsley in my deck garden. All summer, I have snacked every day on the leaves, loving the taste, the fresh air feeling that is the result.



I enjoyed the harvest as well. With scissors, I cut the parsley leaves just below the branching of stems.



I checked each set of leaves for bugs but the parsley is remarkably bug-free.



I harvested into my colander, washed the leaves and set them to air-dry. Once the leaves are dry, I will load them into my drier, a Salton VitaPro. In a drying time of about three hours, I will have enough parsley for winter cooking.


I have followed a similar process with my basil. Everything around me smells really good!!


Hope you are enjoying your own produce if you are lucky enough to have a garden.

Enjoy your day.

Stay safe.

Do. Not. Get. Covid. Fatigue!

All my best,


Written by jane tims

September 16, 2020 at 7:00 am

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