Growing, Harvesting and Preparing Herbs Year-Round

Herbs are packed with wonderful flavors and easy to grow in almost any location year-round.  In today’s post discover growing, harvesting, and preparing herbs year-round.

Growing Herbs

Growing Herbs in Bags
Herb Feature on Vlog

If you are new to gardening herbs are a great plant to start with because you can grow most of them in containers in controlled conditions.  Herbs also make a huge impact on the flavor of almost any dish you can make each day.

How to Grow, Harvest, and Prepare Summer Herbs Live

In today’s presentation Certified Master Food Preserver and cooking instructor, Janet Cassidy and Social Media Everyday Gardener Bren share their favorite herbs to grow, harvest, and cook up.

During today’s presentation join Janet and me out in our garden.  Janet is sharing from her beautiful home garden outside of the Ohio State Capital and take a ride with me on the golf cart out to the geodesic biodome. Let me know what you think of the herb planting I just potted up on today’s show.  I’ll be tweeting a photo of it on Twitter!

My Favorite Mentions During This Video

I would think it would a little easier to pick a favorite herb to grow and eat. Food preservation expert Janet and I had a hard time picking just one herb. Below are some of my favorite herb ideas mentioned.

rosemary and thyme for thanksgiving

  • Janet shared that she loves Rosemary and suggested using it in roasted beets.  Horseradish is the second herb she enjoys to grow and cook up year-round.  Horseradish is an herb similar to mint and it will spread if you let it go. I love rosemary in my poultry cooking like thanksgiving turkey.
  • Bren shared adding fresh mint you grow in a container into the water, tea, or liqueur using an infuser for a refreshing drink.

Fresh Herb Recipes

Summertime is one of the most flavorful times of the year when your home and garden can be filled with many herbs that are super easy to grow.  Many herbs like lavender, rosemary, and thyme are hardy and will return from year to year in the garden.   Below are a few of the recipes.

Want to spruce up your veggie dip or just add some extra zip to your tomato sandwich?  This Herb Dip Recipe is what you want! Be sure to check out the printable recipe card on that link.

Potato Salad with Dill 

If you attend the family get-togethers during the summer months I am sure you find a few different potato salads at the events.  In this post featured on my site, I asked Facebook friends what their favorite potato salad recipe was.  With all the replies I got the Facebook Friends Potato Salad recipe was created.

Roasted Beets with Rosemary 

Growing beets is super easy but trying to be creative and think of a recipe can be a little challenging.  Here is one of my favorite recipes using roasted beets.

Cooking with Herbs Tip

When cooking with FRESH herbs add them at the end of the cooking process to get the best flavor. Dried herbs should be added early.

Let’s Connect

Thank you, everyone, for checking out this share about growing, harvesting, and preserving your own herbs.  I hope you will comment below and let us know what you think.  Also, be sure to check out my website and add a suggestion for upcoming event topics.

See you in the garden,


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