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FROM THE MARY'S HOMESTEADING HANDBOOK

HOW TO DEHYDRATE FOODS, DEHYDRATED RECIPES PLUS HERBS

CHIVES

Foods that I use chives in cooking are: soups, stews, potato salad, coleslaw, and tomato sauce dishes.

It grows in  zone  3-9. It needs full sun.

We have grown chives from seeds but the best way is to grow the seedlings. Grow them 5-8 inches apart. Chives grows like a weed, If you want to divide older clumps do it in the early spring.

Chives grows 6-12 inches high and it is a perennial. We have pink flowers and they are wonderful in the spring.

I use chives all year. We grow it outside and it comes back the   next year. In the fall I bring it in the house and it is very easy to grow indoors> It has to be near a sunny window. If you do not have onions, you can use chives in your dishes.




 

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PARSLEY

IT GROWS IN ZONES 5-9. IT NEEDS FULL SUN TO PARTIAL SHADE.

WE HAVE GROWN SEEDLINGS. WE ALSO GROW IT IN THE HOUSE IN THE WINTER. IT IS EASY TO GROW. WE ALSO GROW PARSLEY IN CONTAINERS.

THE HEIGHT GROWS 1- 2 FEET.

IT IS A GREENISH YELLOW COLOR AND IT IS A ORNAMENTAL PLANT.

 

FOODS THAT I USE PARSLEY IN COOKING ARE:

SOUPS, STEWS, CASSEROLES, VEGETABLES DISHES, FISH AND POULTRY.

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DILL

WE USE DILL TRANSPLANTS.  

DILL GOWS IN ZONE 2-9. IT NEEDS FULL SUN.

I TRY TO HAVE THE DILL GROWING OUTSIDE SO I HAVE IT IN TIME WHEN I MAKE PICKLES.

IT HAS FLOWERS SUMMER TO FALL. IT HAS YELLOW GEEN FLOWERING LEAVES.

I CLIP THE LEAVES WHENEVER I WANT IT. I HAVE DRIED DILL IN PAPER BAGS. THE DRIED DILL DOES NOT LAST AS LONG AS THE FRESH.

IF YOU WANT CONTINUOUS HARVEST THROUGH FALL WITH DILL, YOU MUST SOW THE SEEDS AT 2-OR-3 WEEK INTERVALS THROUGH FALL.

FOODS THAT I USE DILL IN COOKING ARE:

PORATO SALAD, TUNA AND CHICKEN SALAD, MUFFINS AND BREADS AND ALSO, DILL PICKLES.