Do you grow your own herbs?

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Do you grow your own herbs?
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Thu, 05-12-2011 - 2:13pm

If you're planning to, here is some information about the needs of various herbs, as well as tips for growing them indoors.

Create an Impossible-to-Kill Herb Garden at Home!

Skip buying expensive fresh herbs at the store—growing your own herbs is easier than you think
http://www.ivillage.com/how-grow-fresh-herbs-home/7-b-347237

The pots they used in the first slide are really cute too!

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Registered: 10-31-2001
Thu, 05-12-2011 - 3:40pm
Yes I grow basil, parsley and dill...
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Thu, 05-12-2011 - 4:47pm
No, I don't.

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Sat, 05-14-2011 - 7:42am
I have mint, mint and mint...it has wiped out all other herbs...luckily I love mint! Lol...do you?
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Registered: 09-24-2004
Sat, 05-14-2011 - 7:49am

I was trII was

Christina

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Sat, 05-14-2011 - 7:54am

One more time.. my computer is going bananasthis morning. I hit nothing and it posted while I was writing..argh...

Christina

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Sat, 05-14-2011 - 9:24am
Christina do you dry them or are you in an area you can have them outside all year long? I dry mine when the cold sets in so I can use through the winter.
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Registered: 11-09-2008
Sat, 05-14-2011 - 12:42pm

I grow flat leaf parsley, chives, basil, oregano, pineapple sage, lemon thyme, rosemary, chocolate mint and mint. I also grow some jalapeno and cubanelle peppers. I would love to expand my garden next year.

I was reading where you can process your herbs and freeze them in ice cube trays to use over the winter!

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Sat, 05-14-2011 - 9:15pm
My computer had it's banana day during the week and I had to give up or a whole day. Love fresh herbs in salad dressings. I use a lot of flat leaf parsley, but son in law is having a love affair with what you call cilantro, so have been using that quite a bit too. With what I pay for fresh herbs I really need to grow some.
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Registered: 01-31-2001
Sat, 05-14-2011 - 9:17pm
Wow what a nice collection. Good on you Lo. I think before I think about planting anymore I should use up some of my mint that has gone nuts. It might look a mess but it sure smells divine. I use it with lamb a lot but the price of lamb has gone way up so not having it as often.
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Registered: 09-24-2004
Sun, 05-15-2011 - 1:51am

They're inside. I tried outside- here in Florida the weather is not a problem but the insects out there are. I have not dried them . Think that would be a good idea.

Christina

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