Mint and Basil

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I am going to be growing basil and mint in pots this year, I'm wondering are only the leaves edible? If I dry them on the stems(like drying flowers) do I just use the leaves? Thanks:D
 

johnl

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Best way to use the stems of pretty much any herb is to chop it into fine pieces and use just as you would with the leaves.
 

lynpenny

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I am going to be growing basil and mint in pots this year, I'm wondering are only the leaves edible? If I dry them on the stems(like drying flowers) do I just use the leaves? Thanks:D
I dry it all and then chop it up like I do when I’m using fresh. I have basil and mint in containers.
 
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lynpenny

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Well I’ve added sage, thyme,dill to pots. I have oregano, and garlic chives in my garden. I also have some parsley in a pot. Life would be pretty bland without our herbs.
 

Crabbergirl

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I have several mint varieties in post, as well as oregano, thyme, and basil.
My cilantro is so prolific that I never need to replant, it is even growing in my lawn! The temps are getting to hot for it so most of it has flowered and is re-seeding.
 

lynpenny

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Don't you love plants that reseed themselves? I used to hate it because they never reseeded where I wanted them but then I realized that if I just let them even though they moved around I always had plants. I guess if you quit fighting mother nature she will give you some beauty.
 

Crabbergirl

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That's exactly right! You can't tame mother nature.
I always figured volunteers grew where it was best for them
 


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