Growing herbs is a very important part of gardening that you shouldn’t skimp on. Adding herbs can bring in pollinators and potentially ward off pests in your garden
Lemon scented herbs are a must add to the garden. The Lemon scent smells so fresh and clean and screams spring. Every year you should make a point to grow lemon scented herbs in your garden. They are good for drying then storing them for cooking and teas. If you are a backyard chicken keeper you can also use them in your nest boxes to relax your hens while they lay.
Here are six herbs to grow for the lemony scent.
All of these lemon scented herbs are easy to grow from seed. Start them 4-6 weeks before your first frost date and you’ll be harvesting them before you know it! Or you can find them in many of the greenhouses and big box stores.
Ready to start your own seeds? Check out this post to find out what you need!
Drying herbs for storage can be a daunting task but it’s so easy and pretty satisfying once they are dry. You can air dry herbs by hanging them in a shady space outdoors or you can hang them indoor in a space that gets good airflow. You can also put them in a dehydrator or your oven to dry.
*To dry herbs in your oven set your temperature to 200 degrees. Lay your herbs on a flat tray and but in the oven. Check on your herbs every 15 mins for dryness and crispness. If your herbs are burning you’ve left them in the oven too long.*
To store your fresh dried herbs you will want to use an airtight container like a mason jar or any other container with a lid. Storing herbs allows you to enjoy them all year long until it’s time to grow more!