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Old 07-14-2011, 02:32 PM   #21
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I didn't actually buy them. I was just wondering if that would be a reasonable way to have fresh herbs available for a one or two person household without waste or the need to freeze them.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:35 PM   #22
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I didn't actually buy them. I was just wondering if that would be a reasonable way to have fresh herbs available for a one or two person household without waste or the need to freeze them.
Planting your own would be a good way. I was just mentioning the rest since I started with a few "little pots" and I now have over 200 herb plants!
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:51 PM   #23
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I live in a condominium development where gardening space is very limited. The few times we have tried to plant vegetables and herbs, animals in the area ate them all before they were ready for us. We gave up.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:00 PM   #24
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I have always been into growing herbs, for some reason, and always have more than I can use. I no longer have a large freezer, but, even so, I make various sorts of "pesto", just blended herbs, oils, nuts, garlic, etc. If you use enough oil, you can store them in a baggie, then break up however much you wish. I've had no success whatsoever with drying herbs (we're lucky we haven't had a fire), so I try to use them when I've got them. Thank heaven sage and thyme last well into fall/winter, when I most want them for holiday meals!
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:20 PM   #25
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I would invest in one of those little herb garden things if there weren't mixed reviews on them. The name is escaping me right now.
AeroGarden??
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:43 PM   #26
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AeroGarden??
That's it! Thank you.
Something self sustaining like an Aerogarden would be nice, but last time I researched one the feelings were mixed. I wouldn't want anything outside. Something inside that has its own lights would be nice.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:52 PM   #27
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I have a Nesco and just love it. Got it at Sears, and bought several trays. Do all kinds of stuff with it.....my own "sun dried tomatoes" dried mushrooms, etc...
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:11 PM   #28
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Instead of buying an Aerogarden, why not buy a florescent fixture and a pot to fit underneath--would't have quite the same cachet but it would be way cheaper and work just as well. Or buy a bookcase, hang the lights under the top shelf, put the pots underneath the light.

Aerogarden seeds come in special containers, which also carry an incredible price--by the time you buy those, you could buy lots and lots of fresh herbs from the store.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:16 PM   #29
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I have more onions than I can reasonably use before they start to spoil Can I chop/slice them and then freeze them? I think so, but wonder if any of you have done this before.

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Before we started our business I used to work at a large hotel/conference center. We bought onions, frozen, by the case. There was alot of large quanity cooking there. They came packed 6/3 Lb. bags per case.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #30
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I've seen frozen chopped onions n the frozen food section of the supermarket.
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