Herbal Harvest

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Herbs are one of my favorite things to grow. They’re simple, undemanding, forgiving of watering practices, many are perennials in my climate (so long as I grow them in the ground) and for those that aren’t, I grow them as container plants that winter over fairly easily for me.

This is a harvest of bay leaves from 1 branch of my bay plant. It was getting too large for its container, and this one branch really looked awkward. So rather than transplanting, I pruned and am now drying the bay leaves.

Honestly I had no idea there would be quite so many. The branch didn’t look that big when I pruned it. But that’s okay. I will share with friends and relatives once they’re dried. Otherwise this harvest could last me a lifetime!

2 thoughts on “Herbal Harvest

  1. tonytomeo July 5, 2020 / 5:17 pm

    I just featured California bay (for Tuesday), which is sometimes mistakenly used as culinary bay. Yuck! It can be used as such, but must be adjusted accordingly. The flavor is completely different and stronger.

  2. gardendaze July 5, 2020 / 5:55 pm

    Must be something about the time of year that has us thinking about bay–or bays. Maybe missed vacations and staycations?

    No better place for a staycation than the garden though, so long as you can relax a little.

    Karla

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