We’ve been busy! There are many herbs ready for harvesting right now, so myself and the herb dryer have been working full time!
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!
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!
Here is the herb dryer full with this morning’s harvest; marigold, mint, comfrey and borage;
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!