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Comment by Kay Zone9a/TX on February 22, 2012 at 9:26pm

when is the best time to harvest herbs?   By time I mean time of day, and at what point in the growth cycle 

Comment by Darlene de la Plata on February 21, 2012 at 11:02am

Hi Deb ... I am available for additional info if you like as I am a practicing herbalist.

Comment by Deb Phillips on February 21, 2012 at 10:53am

I am currently taking a course to get my national herbalist certificate.  I have been studying about 20 hours a week on it.  Will take 3 years total to finish but is very exciting.  Making all sorts of tinctures and oils.

Comment by Deb Phillips on February 21, 2012 at 10:52am

I just took a walk around the yard.  Good to get out in the sun.  My thyme is doing great.  So is the parsley, comfrey, oregano, lemon balm, fennel, etc etc.  I love spring.  Watching all the little babies come back is so much fun.

Comment by Vicky Myers on February 21, 2012 at 10:49am

Wow glad to here your pineapple sage over wintered mine never do. Are you sure it isn't pineapple mint, mine is going crazy out there. It usually dies back and comes back but the last ones I put in were really hardy and spread like mint does. I may need to rethink it, dig it up and pot it before it takes over my creeping thyme, the herb garden and the neighbor's lawn.

Comment by Darlene de la Plata on February 21, 2012 at 10:38am

I am getting ready to start my herbs for the season ... the two which wintered very well are my rosemary and my pineapple sage ... looking forward to sharing ideas with this group.

Comment by Vicky Myers on February 21, 2012 at 10:30am

I have lots of herb books just ask I'll look it up for you.

Comment by Deb Phillips on February 21, 2012 at 8:57am

This group has been quiet for the winter but now that spring is coming surely we will have more to share.  I started my indoor seeds last week and already have little seedlings with just their fake leaves popping up.  Can't wait to start digging in the dirt.

 

Comment by april carrillo on January 4, 2012 at 2:40pm

I have found that bees love basil[especially purple leaf] I let it flower out because besides cooking with it and eating it fresh,I like to cut bouquets for inside my home.

Comment by Sandra on December 23, 2011 at 3:01pm

Has anyone been affected by CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder)?  I hear it's affecting beehives & bee colonies big time and that the upshot of it is that the price of honey is going to skyrocket.

 

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