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HERBS


Sweet Cicely ( photo) is just one of the shade tolerant   herbs. Others are Pennyroyal, violets, Sweet Woodruff, Corsican mint, Blue Cohosh, Black Hellebore, Chervil, Valerian and Lemon Balm.


Window box herbs include the following: Marjoram, nasturtium (photo), bush basil, chives, corn salad, catmint, scented geraniums, hyssop, lemon balm, parsley, rosemary, savory, violet, French tarragon.





Most people can find a place on a window sill for a pot or two of herbs. Consider some of these: dwarf green basil, dark opal basil (photo below), chives, ginger, chervil, oregano, summer savory, parsley, rosemary, sweet marjoram, sage and thyme. 

We all know that some flowers are pretty enough to eat and in fact that is exactly what you can do with these: beebalm, borage (photo below), calendula, chives, clovepinks, lavender, mints, nasturtium and sweet violets.


And finally, here are some herbs that do well in rich soil (if you are fortunate enough to have some). Plant basil, chives, costmary (photo below), ginger, scented geraniums, and sweet woodruff.

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How To Store Potatoes For 20-Plus Years

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If 20 years sounds like a long time to store potatoes, then it might surprise you to know that “fresh” potatoes in the grocery store are often 11 months old when you buy them. Modern developments in commercial food storage allow growers to store produce with a chemical (1-methylcyclopropene), which extends the shelf life of vegetables.

 

Of course, fresh potatoes won’t last 20 years, but you can dehydrate them to get that kind of long-term shelf life while maintaining nutritional value.




Now save carrots for 20 years with a dehydrator