Dozens of the “hard” floral herbs are more fragrant with aging. Fragrance evolves and matures in the first six months after drying before generally declining in the herb’s second year as herbal dried matter. We know this to be true of most Lavenders and Lavender essential oils. It is also true of Sweet Everlasting, our featured scent herb this week.
From the herb room, we can smell the scent all the way through the old house. We are making sachets and enhancing them aesthetically for you, though the sweet balsam scent, alone, would carry the sachets. Yep, we just have to have a little fun with design!
In our fresh markets and in our classes, lots of questions are asked about the “shelflife” of culinary and medicinal herbs. While there are variable “durabilities” among herbs, some harvest and storage practices are worth knowing! Next week, we’ll offer you valuable and simple herb-keeping ideas………have a great week!