Daily Harvest: Monarda, Mountain Mint, Anise Hyssop, Tulsi, Scullcap and Nettles

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Every morning, after the dew burns off the plants, I harvest throughout my herb garden. It’s a meditation and ceremony. The rest of the world melts away and my senses are filled with delicious scents, bold colors, the quality of the light and all the creatures that make my garden their home. In a typical day, I might have 3 to 5 plants to harvest and process. 

Today, mountain mint, monarda (both red and blue), anise hyssop, tulsi, scullcap and the last of the nettles before they flower, were ready. They are now swimming in vinegar, being made into tincture, or drying in the darkened drying room. The house smells amazing.

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