Pictured is yesterday's harvest on the left, and today's fresh harvest on the right. Both trays are Texas Grown Lemon Verbena. Dried leaves are removed from their stems before bagging for sale.
This is the second cutting from our plants in the field. We'll get at least one more cutting this growing season, possibly two.
Lemon Verbena dries quickly, which is a blessing for staging the use of our drying porch equipped with an exhaust fan, to create a hot breeze over the fresh-picked branches. They will also dry in 24 hours in normal air-conditioned room temperatures, spread out on a clean sheet or even a towel. Lemon Verbena is truly a gardener's dream herb!