The Modern Herb Grower – Part 4

The method for drying herbs is not a difficult one but it does have its techniques. Most herbs will dry very effectively in an area that is airy and out of direct sun light. In our drying room we have large open air shelves with screen trays that hold loose leaf herbs and flowers, and … Continue reading The Modern Herb Grower – Part 4

The Modern Herb Grower – Part 3

Caring for plants, or anything for that matter, is at the same time frustratingly exhausting and one of life’s great joys. Little plants are moody and temperamental, however, it has been my experience that no matter the conditions, a loving environment will produce strong and confident growth. There have been a great many studies over … Continue reading The Modern Herb Grower – Part 3

The Modern Herb Grower – Part 2

December has come, and with it comes long nights and cold days. Outside, the last of the firewood is being chopped, fences are mended, and holly boughs are joyfully being strewn about. In the greenhouse, perennial seeds are being sown. (Annuals to come later). Plug trays are filled with a neutral growing medium. By this … Continue reading The Modern Herb Grower – Part 2

The Modern Herb Grower – Part 1

A Transcendental Journey As I sit here in my empty greenhouse, thinking of all the things in need of doing, and all that’s done and yet left undone, I am moved to document the process of starting, growing, and using herbs. Any herb, by its nature, is not far removed from its weedy brethren. The … Continue reading The Modern Herb Grower – Part 1