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Preserving The Herbs That You Grow

Growing herbs is one thing, preserving them is the perfect way to enjoy your hard work all year round. Here are tips and ideas for drying, freezing, seed storage and wintering over your precious herbs. It is easier than you think!

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Dry Herbs
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