Friday, October 29, 2010

An Herbal Reminder!

The Herbal Husband Cut This German Chamomile to Dry!
Cut Marjoram for Drying!
We are getting to the end of the growing season.  We haven't had a hard frost yet, but I think it may happen this evening or maybe tomorrow evening.  Maybe you haven't had a frost yet either.  Maybe you already have had one.  If you haven't, get out and see what can be cut and dried.  What needs to be frozen in bags or containers and what you can put in vinegar to preserve it.  I always have some parsley that can easily be frozen in a bag or container.  Tarragon in vinegar is a favorite way to preserve it and then use the pickled tarragon like you would use it fresh.  I always have to have marjoram dried to be used through the winter.  I just put it between two paper towels to dry.  Very easy, but effective!  I will just stick the dried chamomile flowers in my paper tea bags and seal them.  Finished making the rose geranium jelly today.  Only one flavor left, garlic rosemary!  Hope you are having a great day wherever you may be.  Talk to you later.


Comfrey Cottages said...

we had our first hard frost last nite. now to gather persimmons and rose hips, and finish digging the horseradish and other roots:) i am missing the lush green of summer already! xx

lemonverbenalady said...

Ahh, we will be buried in snow soon! Thanks for stopping by! xx

taylorsoutback said...

The hard frost up here was weeks ago - never a long enough growing season in the Northwoods. How I love visiting your gardens that are still producing!!
Have a good weekend.

Julie said...

Congratulations on getting the Top Herbal Blog Award! You deserve it!

lemonverbenalady said...

Hi TO, we are coming to the end of the growing season soon. Some nasturtiums got a slight frost last night. The leaves of the nasturtium on the retaining wall are still growing. The pineapple sage is still hanging in there. Thanks for visiting! You have a great weekend as well.

Thanks Julie! Was very surprised when I was picked. I just love writing it and I guess that shows! Thanks for stopping by as always!