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Re: Holiday weekend

I do what you do with basil. Do you freeze cilantro and parsley in  
water? I just might try it this year... if I can get the parsley to  

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On May 31, 2006, at 9:53 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

> I think out of all the years I've tried to grow cilantro it has  
> worked well
> maybe twice. But I'll keep trying. One year I started parsley in the
> greenhouse and ended up putting extras in the front yard. It was  
> pretty
> happy there, I had volunteer parsley for a number of years - but  
> they never
> got as big as the parent. I think if I can keep the benches in the
> greenhouse somewhat clear I can start basil and parsley there since  
> they
> don't seem to mind being transplanted, and if I can manage to keep  
> the weeds
> down this year I might have better luck with dill and cilantro.
> Of course all this requires being organized...not the strongest  
> part of my
> skill set.
> I do the ice cube thing with cilantro when I have enough, and  
> parsley, and
> basil. I also freeze the pesto base, just basil and olive oil  
> whirled in the
> blender. Add cheese and sometimes pine nuts when you thaw it. Works  
> great.
> Cyndi

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