Harvesting Basil // Container Gardening

Here’s an update on my container garden, along with a few gardening tricks that I’ve been trying out! I’ve done a little research on how to harvest basil and this is what I’m trying for now//¬†Find spots where a branch grows off in three directions, harvest the middle section. Last year I cut my plants at random and they struggled to grow back. I’m using this method this season, and my plants are still growing full. {Do you have too many fresh herbs? Find out how to freeze them¬†here.} I’ve seen that a lot of people are using recycled coffee … Continue reading Harvesting Basil // Container Gardening

Herb Tips // Favorites

I love cooking with fresh herbs, but they can be expensive and don’t have a very long shelf life. Here are a couple of quick tips to extend the life of your herbs! If you’ve purchased way too many fresh herbs, or if your garden is full of them, chop herbs and place into an ice cube tray. Pour olive oil over the herbs and freeze. I’ve used this trick with cilantro and basil, two of my favorites! I pull the cubes out of the freezer and toss them into a skillet when cooking meat, beans, or sauces! Cilantro is … Continue reading Herb Tips // Favorites