How To Dry Basil

Garden 12.19.15
Basil is an easy herb to grow in your garden or in a container on your deck. Basil is pretty enough to be grown along side of your other flowering perennials. You can see the full tutorial here:

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  • Carol S
    Carol S Woodstock, GA
    We also love fresh pesto and with only 5 plants I've made 6 batches already and the plants are still going strong. I'd love to learn of a quick way to remove the leaves. I guess I have so much it just seems to take forever to pinch them off with
  • Diy Design Fanatic
    diy Design Fanatic Charlotte, NC
    I use a pair of scissors to cut off the leaves.
  • Carol S
    Carol S Woodstock, GA
    Thanks, DIY-I just find that my fingers are even faster than the scissors.
  • Dee
    Dee Independence, IA
    I have always grown chives, This year i grew alot of herbs in pots on the deck.I dried and put in jars (square Jars is my vote) with the shaker tops. I did however bring my rosemary in and put it in my kitchen window. I have used alot of it this winter.
  • Christine Tripi
    Christine Tripi Hancock, MD
    I wash and pat dry my basil leaves and freeze them. When I want to make pesto, i take

    a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of frozen leaves and quickly put them into and electric mini chopper to

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