Flowers & Garden


Herbs-When is the right time to pick them?

If you are picking herbs with the intent on drying them for future use, follow these guidelines:
~Harvest flowers as soon as they open
~Harvest leaves and stems just prior to plant flowering
~Harvest seeds when they begin to harden

Pick herbs in the morning after the dew has evaporated. The reason behind this is that the heat of the sun causes the herb's flavor to lesson. Choose herbs carefully: don't pick overly damp leaves as they have a tendency to become moldy.