|Lavender Flowers in our herb garden|
This morning the hubby and I got up to harvest a few herbs from our garden. Almost everything in it is edible except for a few flower bushes and ground covers. The soil is dark and rich and most of the plants come back each year which gives us lots of herbs all summer long. Herbs can really take off once in the ground but we also have some planted in containers.
|Fresh cut lavender ready for drying|
Our lavender bushes were the main concern today because the flowers can lose essential oils as the heat sets in later in the afternoon. We have to cut them in the morning so that they’ll be at their best for later use. Afterwards, we hang them to dry in a cool, dark place and then use the flowers and buds in crafts like lavender sachets or Lavender Vanilla Sugar.
|Fresh cut chives|
Adds flavor to soups and sauces