I started getting my garden together... cleaning up the herb bed. The sage has grown so big! This winter hasn't been very cold... my daffodils are coming up! I trimmed the sage and brought it in to dry. Apparently the sage was home to some flying insects or bugs. As I was cutting the sage leaves off to dry... out came the bugs. Next time I will shake the plant a little bit more! The house smells of sage now...It only took 2 hours in the oven (170 degrees). I cut the rosemary too. The mint is going strong and I need to make mint tea. Basil is my favorite to add to salads. Once you start an herb garden you will have many favorites.
1. Herbs are great for an indoor garden. 2. Herbs can be used in your cooking. 3. Drying herbs is simple.
Here is a project you can't refuse. Start an indoor herb garden. You can do this!
Use a good potting soil and you will have a healthy plant. This might be the simplest project you have ever done. Get a medium pot, good potting soil, and a plant. You could also plant from seed. I have had difficulty planting cilantro from seed. Mint is a hardy plant and easy to grow and great for a Mint Julep. Mint lemonade is delicious too!
Put your plant where you can see it and don't forget to water it!
Mint Lemonade Recipe
6 cups water
2 cups lemon juice
1/2 cup mint leaves
Sweetener of your choice ( Honey is yummy.)
Mix all the ingredients and put in the refrigerator for at least an hour.