This fall season boasts extraordinary colors that make for great view and if you love gardening then here are some great tips.
Growing herbs has become a rage throughout the country and people love growing them in gardens, backyards, and even in their window sill. The good thing about herbs is that you can have them fresh and also dry and store them for later use.
Looking for herb preservation tips?
In order to preserve herbs, you first need to dry them completely which
may take about 2-3 weeks. The herbs should dry nicely, while keeping the
colors and fragrance intact. You may use a dehydrator to dry many herbs
in a short span of time. Remember not to crush or grind the herbs until
you want to use them.
No dehydrator, no problem, just place herbs on cookie sheets and place
them in your oven on the lowest temperature setting. Check about every
30 minutes and remove and cool when dry. Don’t grind or crush your herbs
until you are going to use them. Crushing/grinding releases oils. You
can also chop up fresh herbs, stuff them in ice cube trays, add water
and freeze. When frozen pop out the cubes and place them in a freezer
storage bag until needed.
Cydney Steeb wrote a wonderful article about herb preservation on: http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/