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LH 09 – Growing & Preserving Herbs

Welcome to Episode #09 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

In this episode I answer a listener question about how to grow herbs.

You learn:

  • The key growing elements you need for success
  • Why herbs thrive on neglect
  • Which herb changes flavor based on temperature
  • How I get lemon flavor without lemon bitterness
  • Which herbs are worthless when dried
  • How to get that “fresh” herb taste anytime of the year
  • My four go-to freezing methods for herbs

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Growing Salad Burnet

Growing Lemon Verbena

Lemon Herb Butter

You may substitute any fresh herb in this lemon herb butter recipe. Freeze the butter by rolling into logs on wax paper and wrapping in plastic wrap.

Later, defrost or use a knife to chop off a chunk of butter to use in cooking.

Making Herb Concentrate


Recommended Books:

The New American Herbal by Stephen Orr*

The Herbfarm Cookbook by Jerry Traunfeld*

Homegrown Herbs by Tammi Hartung*

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For More About This Podcast Series:

Check out podcast Episode 00 to get:

  • The whole scoop on what this podcast series is all about
  • My background, experience & training
  • What to expect going forward

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.