Just think you would have some of your holiday gifts finished before fall even hits You will need: A few dozen stems of culinary herbs cut at least 4-6 inches long I used Rosemary Oregano Thyme Lavender and a pretty purple Sage 1 wire coat Just place your clean-cut herb trimmings into a jar with a little bit of water and allow them to soak up sunlight from a window Rotate the water every few days After a few weeks fresh roots will emerge from the herbs and you can transplant the trimming back into the ground or into a container garden

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How to harvest lavender at just the right time by Paola Legarre on June 30 2017 As you know from our last blog post lavender harvest is a special occasion It Continue Reading Lavender harvest is a special time of year by Paola Legarre on June 1 2017 Sage Creations Organic Farm

Jun 16 2020Pruning lavender is important in keeping a lavender plant producing the type of fragrant foliage that most gardeners seek If lavender isn't pruned regularly it will become woody and produce fewer fragrant leaves and flowers If you're wondering how to prune lavender and when to prune lavender at the correct time have no fear All of this information is listed below

Vegetative propagation—plant cuttings to you and me—is one of nature's marvels When you think about it it's quite awe-inspiring that you can stick a twig into a pot and grow a whole new plant Shrubby herbs like rosemary thyme lavender sage marjoram and oregano are all suitable for taking cuttings and although you can do it later in the year when the stems are

Oct 09 2017You'll need sage and/or other herbs (check here a list of herbs and their uses) and a long piece of cotton string all natural and preferably organic Harvest the sage or buy it always organic – you don't want to burn all those nasty chemicals during your cleansing ceremony right? – and make it while still fresh

Mar 19 2019We've compiled a list of herbs that can be planted together so you don't have to keep guessing! These herbs thrive when planted together not to mention that companion planting will also save you a ton of space! Having your very own herb garden is not only beneficial but it's also super easy to do! Herbs are usually pretty low maintenance so even if you don't have a

Pruning Lavender: How To Cut Back Lavender

Jun 16 2020Pruning lavender is important in keeping a lavender plant producing the type of fragrant foliage that most gardeners seek If lavender isn't pruned regularly it will become woody and produce fewer fragrant leaves and flowers If you're wondering how to prune lavender and when to prune lavender at the correct time have no fear All of this information is listed below

Sep 17 2019Trim whole stems if you are harvesting larger amounts of sage To harvest sage in bulk it is more efficient to remove full stems with the leaves still attached Cut stems about 3–5 inches (7 6–12 7 cm) below their tips Grasp the stems with your thumb and forefinger and use sharp scissors or gardening shears to make each cut

Feb 13 2019Sage leaves are long and narrow have a pebbly texture and can range in color from gray-green to purple-green You can choose to enjoy sage as a pretty garden component or you can harvest and enjoy the leaves' many uses In the kitchen sage goes well with meat and poultry buttery sauces pumpkin and squash dishes and as a fried crunchy

Jun 26 2013Cover just to top with water Add thyme sage rosemary bay leaf basil and apple Add salt and pepper to taste Cover and cook on medium for 5 to 6 hours (Add potatoes to your crock pot with roast in the last 2 hours for delicious boiled potatoes!) Susun Weed's Clary Love Potion Equal parts of dried lavender bachelor's buttons and clary sage

Feb 08 2020Spanish lavender or Lavendula stoechas is just one of about 40 varieties of this fragrant herb It is native to the hot dry climate of the Mediterranean region and so it thrives in warmer climates and is hardy to zone 8

Harvest Right lets you freeze dry your own food at home to be used on your next hike backpacking adventure hunting trip or camp out It is lightweight has less salt and tastes better than anything else that will fit in your backpack Healthy Living Buying freeze-dried food from a store is expensive

Harvest: Harvest when in bloom typically early-mid summer 11) Lavender (Lavandula sp ) Lavender is a popular smudge herb that can be combined with other herbs (like sage) in a smudge stick or used alone Lavender has a distinctive floral aroma that promotes relaxation and sleep Symbolism: Peace love harmony

Snip right off the plant Fresh sage is a delicious addition to a wide variety of meals If you prefer the taste of the herb when it is fresh simply harvest leaves as needed for that day Use a good sharp pair of scissors and snip off only the youngest tenderest leaves from the plant

Homemade Deodorant Recipe with Lavender and Sage

May 19 2018Homemade Deodorant Recipe with Lavender and Sage The first step in this recipe is to make an infused herbal oil with lavender and sage or any other herbs of your choice For the Infused Herbal Oil Fill a half pint canning jar about ⅔ full of dried lavender and sage leaf

May 05 2020Knowing when and how to harvest thyme will garner the best results when drying Woody stemmed herbs are best harvested just before blooming for peak flavor Cut the stems for drying fresh thyme just before a growth node This will increase bushing and ensure a constant supply of the tasty leaves Morning is the best time of day for harvesting

Buy or harvest 3 to 5 oz of fresh sage Make sure that the leaves are green and healthy looking Discard any brown or diseased leaves Tie the stems of the sage together using the rubber band and hang the bunch in a well-ventilated room out of direct sunlight The herb can take 3 to 10 days to dry depending on the ventilation in the room

Sage plants should be spaced 24 to 36 inches (60 - 90cm) apart Preferred pH Range Sage will grow in a pH range between 5 6 (acidic) and 7 8 (mildly alkaline) with a preferred range between 6 0 and 6 5 Propagation Sow indoors in sunny location or under plant grow lights six to eight weeks before last frost Sage propagates well via stem

You can also consider what you'll be using lavender for to determine the right time to harvest For example: When harvesting lavender for essential oil distillation wait until 50%- of the buds are blooming When harvesting lavender for dried buds to use in potpourri sachets or culinary uses harvest when 25%-50% of the buds are blooming

Like lavender — you can just grab it and hack away at it I also love the direct-sown varieties such as foxtail grass millet sunflower zinnia safflower The tedium of harvesting scabiosa can be minimized find Charles Bethany Little by lining stems up at their bases rather than their heads then sorting them post harvest

Jul 16 2020To dry lavender first harvest it by cutting it at the base of the stems just before the buds open Then lay the lavender on a wooden cutting board or a block of wood Leave it in the sun outside or in a sunny spot in your house for about a

Sage is a hardy perennial with pretty grayish green leaves that like as good in a perennial border as they do in a vegetable garden It grows spikes of spring flowers in different colors including purple blue white and pink Not all sage varieties are culinary the most popular kitchen sage is called Salvia officinalis