Herbs forum: Summer herbs

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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jul 10, 2016 7:53 PM CST
I had so much basil that I had to make pesto today. We made 3 batches of basil/parsley/walnut pesto with garlic, a bit of lemon zest/juice and some parmesan.

We started with about 9 cups of herbs p(I use about 2/3 basil to 1/3 parsley) and ended up with 2 cups of pesto. I freeze mine in 1/4 cup portions for use on pizza or pasta later. Hope to get another batch or 2 this large for the freezer later. Cannot have enough pesto to get you through the winter.

What are you doing with your summer herbs?
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 12, 2016 1:18 PM CST
I have a whole bunch drying on racks
Mint
sage
thyme
rosemary
oregano


Last week froze a bunch of cilantro just before bolt

and am sipping on some fresh mint tea today
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Jul 14, 2016 2:41 PM CST
Enjoy them in the outdoors and as cuttings inside. Bees think they are growing my basils

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Jul 14, 2016 3:23 PM CST
Not much. I mostly give my basil away to friends. Waiting for tomatoes to be ripe so that I can use some myself.
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jul 14, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Rita--make pesto and freeze it!!!! You'll be so grateful for that taste of summer when are gardens are put to bed. If you are giving away your basil, you should send some to me Hilarious!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jul 14, 2016 7:01 PM CST
mom2goldens said:Rita--make pesto and freeze it!!!! You'll be so grateful for that taste of summer when are gardens are put to bed. If you are giving away your basil, you should send some to me Hilarious!


I have so much basil because I started my own from seed. Yup giving it away lately.

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