A Summertime Favorite: Lemon Verbena Jelly


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n.heraud2Meet the Lemon Verbena Lady, one of our dedicated guest bloggers. She regularly blogs about the happenings in her herb garden and shares many of her most scrumptious herbal recipes. Lemon Verbena Jelly is one of her favorites, mainly because it is made with her favorite herb—lemon verbena. Here are just a few of the things that she loves about this citrusy herb. 

I think my brain has been frazzled by the heat and humidity this summer. After having only two days during all of last summer reach above 85 degrees, we have had more than 15 days already this summer. There are no signs of the heat going away any time soon either. Remember we have the don't prune, don't move policy in our garden. Although we seem to be more open to both pruning and moving as we get older and more forgetful of the former policy. A major opportunity in the heat is when plants get toasted and die back, you can move herbs into empty spaces.

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My toasted feverfew from the heat.
Photo by Nancy Heraud
 

These two feverfew plants just seemed to die overnight. The Herbal Husband took advantage of the situation and moved my favorite herb into their space.

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My lemon verbena has gone crazy in its container!
Photo by Nancy Heraud
 



My lemon verbenas are both doing very well. We always have one in the ground and one in a container. This year the lemon verbena in the container is going crazy and needed to be in the ground. So I have both of my lemon verbenas in my herb garden. Herbal heaven for me!

Lara.N.
6/5/2018 9:39:59 PM

Hi! How long will the jelly last after being jarred?




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