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How To Dry Basil

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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: http://diydesignfanatic.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-to-dry-basil.html
  • how to dry basil, container gardening, flowers, gardening, perennials
  • how to dry basil, container gardening, flowers, gardening, perennials
  • how to dry basil, container gardening, flowers, gardening, perennials

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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

  • 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
    mince the fresh leaves then add the fresh garlic, olive oil, pecorino

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