Make your own Spices… {Gilbert, Arizona Family Photographer}

One thing I’m actually pretty good at growing in the garden is herbs!
I’m not sure it’s really saying much though… I’m pretty sure they are actually easy to grow.
And here’s the thing… you want herbs in your garden!!
Even if you don’t necessarily think you will use them, they are garden helpers!
Depending on their aromas, they can attract or detract certain bugs!!

Lots of herbs can be grown in pots too… put on a windowsill indoors.
They don’t have to be in a big garden if you don’t have the space!

Here’s what I’ve got growing: basil, dill, cilantro (my fave), parsley, mint and oregano!

I thought I would share what I like to do with my herbs.
Obviously, I like to use them fresh first,
but when I can’t keep up with how fast they are growing,
I like to dry them out so they don’t go to waste.

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My dill is massive right now, and I have some oregano to dry out too!
So I just take my string and sheers out there, cut it off (it will grow back), tie it up, rinse it off and hang it up to dry!

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It’s not a flower arrangement, but I still think it can add a little something pretty to a room while it drys out.

When it feels nice and crunchy, take it down, and literally crunch it up with our fingers to your desired size.
Put it in a jar, and guess what?!! That’s it.
DONE!

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I found the jars with the black lids at the grocery store, and the other jars at target.
The little tags were right by them in the gadget isle, in the kitchen section.
Dry herbs will last for a year!!

Now, are you ready for the cutest little gift ever??

Make a recipe card that calls for your spice and tie it to your jar!
Give it to a friend, because that’s one of the best parts about having a garden, the sharing!!

I like to add a super yummy breakfast casserole recipe when sharing my dill!
(Tip: Put the expiration date on the back of the tag.)

People love homemade, it’s thoughtful, and thoughtful is always best!

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Head over to Maegan’s post, and check out what’s going on in her garden!!

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