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RE: catnip

How long did you nuke it? Did you wrap it first or just lay it out on a
dish-- Duh... I haven't a clue how you did this...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 2:19 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] catnip
> Just before the rain started today I trotted down to the garden and
> a
> big bag
> of catnip, and another of parsley.  Catnip has really run wild in my
> garden
> this year
> since I let it go to seed last summer and haven't kept at it very well
> this
> year.  I'm
> not a very neat gardener, anyway, and if I don't need the space for
> something, I
> let whatever reseeds grow where it wants to> OK, I know that's messy,
> that's
> the way I garden.
> Usually I hang bunches of catnip to dry, and eventually someone
manages to
> get
> hold of the bunches and make a big mess.  I have a friend who always
has a
> better way for anything I am doing, who has been telling me to
> herbs
> for drying for several years now.  I have resisted on principle
> I'm
> just
> cranky enough not like to be told how to do everything, but decided to
> give
> it a
> try this year.  It has turned out beautifully.  I  have nearly a quart
> pungent dried
> catnip.  The cats all had a ball helping me.  The leaves kept a nice
> color and
> are quite crisp.  I'm thinking a small bag of organically grown catnip
> would
> make a
> nice stocking-stuffer gift for the cat-lovers among my friends.
> Now I've gone back and picked a large bunch of parsley - that has been
> especially
> nice this year.  We'll see if home-dried parsley beats the bought kind
> not
> that I
> often use dried parsley anyway - usually get a bunch of fresh if I
> get
> to the
> garden because of weather.
> Auralie
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