How to Dry Herbs

As the weather gets colder, we start to think about the end of the growing season. Many tender annuals will die in the cold, and perennials will die back and go dormant for the winter. 

While your herb plants are still lush and full, it's time to decide if you want to dry them. The best tasting dried herbs come from the freshest herbs from your garden. 

I enjoy drying my homegrown herbs because it's a way to...

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Must-Have Herbs to Grow Fresh

People don't always think of herbs when thinking about putting in a garden. If you cook at home, growing herbs is one of the easiest ways to get a "return" on your gardening. 

The price of fresh herbs at the grocery store is outrageous. I understand why they the price is high - most herbs are low-volume sellers and they end up throwing out much of their herbs when they go bad. The higher price compensates for the waste. For $3...

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Best Crops for Beginners in the Community Garden

I think it's weird to call them "crops." I mean, I only have a few of each plant. A "crop" seems like it should be miles and miles of planted farmland. 

I haven't found a better word though. Crops it is. 

A crop is the collection of a specific kind of plant, no matter if you have 1 or 100 plants. Example: in my garden I'll plant 64 carrots, 32 lettuce, 16 Swiss chard plants. That's 3 crops: carrots, lettuce, and Swiss...

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