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A group for people who are passionate about their herb gardens. Share recipes and discuss all aspects of herb growing here from culinary to cosmetic.

Members: 188
Latest Activity: Apr 6

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My Chives Didn't Come Up?! 3 Replies

Started by Carrie Seal-Stahl. Last reply by Ginny Hopper Jun 27, 2013.

Have you heard of Poppy Swap?

Started by Kristie Nackord Dec 8, 2011.

Gone to Seed 5 Replies

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Kristie Nackord Dec 8, 2011.

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Comment by Christene on June 24, 2011 at 7:16am
Diane - has anyone ever tried to can pesto.  there are some little ball jars that would make a great size.  Is this possible?
Comment by amanda richards on June 26, 2011 at 7:57pm
I know you can freeze pesto before you add cheese, but i've never heard of canning it.
Comment by Bonnie on June 27, 2011 at 2:01pm
Christene, about the cilantro--if the flowers are just forming, pinch them off and try to find (create) some shade for your plants. If they are too far gone, you can let the seeds develop and then harvest them--coriander!
Comment by Bonnie on June 27, 2011 at 2:04pm
I wouldn't recommend canning pesto, per se, but you can pack it into jars, pour a little quality olive oil on top--enough to cover well--then store in a cool place. It should last as long as the oil stays fresh. If you have a vacuum sealer (FoodSaver has a mason jar attachment) that would be ideal.
Comment by Kristie Nackord on April 20, 2012 at 12:14pm

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Have you been crafting beautiful herbal goodies but would like some support getting started selling? Definitely check out this e-book!

http://mountainroseblog.com/free-ebook-poppyswap-2/

Comment by Erika S. Haines on April 1, 2014 at 3:16pm

Hi everyone!  I am starting an herb garden this spring, and my herbal seeds have begun to germinate indoors.  I don't see any "true leaves" yet, just the first leaves, but they are growing to a height of about 3 inches each, give or take a half an inch.  Is it too soon to transplant?  I am in Zone 9 (tropical) so there is no danger of frost any more and most of my other plants are already outdoors.  A fresh bed is waiting for them with liner and soil prepared, and I am getting impatient.  What say you all?  Thanks in advance! 

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