Saturday, January 22, 2011


The Mr is home today. I don't remember the last time he had a Saturday off... so we gardened. Needless to say, I don't remember the last time we gardened either ;)

We have four rosemary bushes that are almost trees, they are so lush. Lately, they've been dying off in strange clumps within the bush, so we decided a bit of pruning was in order... This is about half of the harvest. 

The girls and I set about stripping the leaves... I plan to bag them and... well, actually I'm not sure. 
Is there a knowledgeable herb-ie out there who knows what I should do with them? Can I freeze them or should I set up a giveaway table on the street..? Any suggestions welcomed :)

p.s. I've just found this link to freezing rosemary and other herbs in case anyone's interested :)


Sally said...

Oh I love the smell of rosemary. Makes my heart sing.

mizu designs said...

Good on you! I'm hacking into the basil plants tonight and plan to make pesto to freeze.

Mitsy / ArtMind said...

Thanks for the link, Kylie. I never know what to do with too much herbs either. It seems such a waste doesn't it?

inaluxe said...

yeah - thank you for the link too. I have no idea what to do with excess herbs either. We had a mad crop of oregano recently. Love gardening... wish I had more time to do it.

mieke willems said...

wow that's spectacular big! mmmm!