Herbal Harvest

We’ve been busy! There are many herbs ready for harvesting right now, so myself and the herb dryer have been working full time!

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Here is lemon balm and feverfew ready for chopping after harvest. There’s been lots of feverfew ready, but not so much lemon balm for this year although I am planting up a big bed of it for a bumper harvest in 2016!

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For chopping the herbs I am using either secateurs for thicker stems or this vintage swiss herb chopper that I got from ebay and this beautiful beech chopping board made by Dave of Hollytree Woodcrafts http://www.hollytreewoodcrafts.co.uk/default.html ,which I’m sure will last a good few years!

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Here is the herb dryer full with this morning’s harvest; marigold, mint, comfrey and borage;

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I am about to start processing the herbs I have dried so far into mixes, teas and balms, which will be up for sale locally and on our website shortly. Lots of work to do!

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