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3 Easy Ways to Preserve the Herbs

3 Easy Ways to Preserve the Herbs

Cooler nighttime temperatures mean the end is near to another vegetable gardening season. Instead of letting those beautiful culinary herbs go to seed, take a few minutes to snip and save them for winter.

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Holiday Gifts from Gardeners

Holiday Gifts from Gardeners

Lists for holiday gifts for gardeners are just about everywhere you look this month. But here’s a list with a twist: ideas for gifts from vegetable gardeners, like you.

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July in the Garden

July in the Garden

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Summer is full on and the garden is growing in leaps and bounds. Here in Maryland, we have had pretty great weather--our days have been in the upper 80s rather than the usual 90s and so I can't...

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How to Enjoy The Cocktail Hour Garden

How to Enjoy The Cocktail Hour Garden

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After all those hours planting and tending the vegetable and herb garden, it’s finally time to start enjoying it. C.L. Fornari’s newest book offers ideas for putting garden-fresh herbs to delicious use – with a twist.

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The Culinary Herbal for Vegetable Gardeners

The Culinary Herbal for Vegetable Gardeners

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A vegetable garden isn’t complete without a good selection of culinary herbs growing side-by-side. In Susan Belsinger’s new book, VegetableGardener.com’s own flavor artist helps gardeners find ways to grow and preserve 97 flavorful herbs.

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3 Perennial Herbs for Spring Green in the Garden

3 Perennial Herbs for Spring Green in the Garden

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The most welcome sight in my spring garden are the first perennial herbs to pop up and add some green to the bleak late winter scene. These three make for reliable container gardens.

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Gardening for the Homebrewer Book Review

Gardening for the Homebrewer Book Review

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Fall’s the perfect time to take the garden harvest and transform it into flavorful beers, wines, ciders and a little-known recipe for “the champagne of Britain.”

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Autumn Herbs in the Ozarks

Autumn Herbs in the Ozarks

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On the road in the Ozarks... here are some photos of the Heritage Herb Gardens at the Ozark Folk Center, as well as some roadside natives, in Mountain View, Arkansas. Do you know these herbs?

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How to Make an Herbal Vinegar

How to Make an Herbal Vinegar

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Herbs are flourishing and it is time for the first harvest. Capture herbal essence by making herb-flavored vinegars--it is fun and easy to do--and you will have tasty infusions for the year ahead.

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Make your Fourth of July Cookout Sparkle with the Flavor of Herbs!

Make your Fourth of July Cookout Sparkle with the Flavor of Herbs!

Many of us serve the same foods for cookouts--cold salads, deviled eggs, vegetables, meats and poultry from the grill, baked beans, fruit salad--here are a few ideas for adding herbs to enliven your usual fare so that they explode with flavor!

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Kids and Herbs

Kids and Herbs

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Last week, we traveled to Jonesboro, Arkansas to the Health and Wellness Elementary School to cook with the kids there. Read all about the fun we had smelling and tasting herbs!

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National Tie One On Day

National Tie One On Day

Thousands of apron-wearers are set to celebrate National Tie One On Day on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. All you have to do is wrap, write and deliver.

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Growing Herbs in a Strawberry Pot

Growing Herbs in a Strawberry Pot

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A strawberry pot is the perfect size for growing culinary herbs in a small space. Here’s how to plant one with your favorite varieties.

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Herbs for Tea

Herbs for Tea

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I recently gave a program on herbs to grow for tea. Now would be the time to design a tea party garden or plant tea herbs in containers. See the list below for my favorites.

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Summer is Fading Fast and Fall is in the Air (Not to mention a hurricane!)

Summer is Fading Fast and Fall is in the Air (Not to mention a hurricane!)

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Here in my Maryland zone 7 garden, crops are slowing down and the intense heat of summer is cooling just a bit. The air is cooler at night and I've even had to use a blanket. Now is the time to harvest the last round of herbs for drying and freezing, can some tomatoes and salsa and pickle peppers--it is not too late!

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Video: How to Freeze Herbs

Video: How to Freeze Herbs

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All you need to freeze herbs is a food processor or a mortar and pestle and the oil of your choice. In this video, culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger demonstrates her technique for freezing herbs.

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Video: How to Dry Herbs

Video: How to Dry Herbs

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Culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger demonstrates her expert technique for harvesting and preserving herb by either hanging or laying them in baskets or on screens.

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Video: How to Harvest Annual Herbs

Video: How to Harvest Annual Herbs

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Regular pruning of annual herbs encourages new growth and maximizes leaf yield. Watch this video to learn how to get the best yield from your herbs.

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A Taste of France

A Taste of France

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French chefs reach for herbes de Provence to season special recipes. Now you can, too.

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Edible Places in Vertical Spaces

Edible Places in Vertical Spaces

If you’re looking for an easy way to expand your vegetable growing options, just Garden Up!

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