by K. Marc Teffeau, Ph.D.
Harvesting and Preserving Herbs Growing herbs in containers is a popular practice among many gardeners and cooks who appreciate the quality and freshness of just-picked herbs. We all know that fresh herbs are much more f lavorful that those we have sitting around in the kitchen cabinet for months at a time. My wife has
basil, dill, two types of parsley, and rosemary in pots on the back porch. Growing herbs in the garden also has an added benefit of attracting pollinators, butterf lies and hummingbirds. So what is the proper way to harvest herbs? It is important that herbs be harvested when the oils