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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:00 AM

1. I've grown it.

Easy to grow, full sun, moderately rich, moist soil. Basically, treat it like basil and it will do fine.

Easy to dry. Just pick the leaves, and dry them on a screen or on a cookie sheet in an extremely low oven (like 110 degrees Fahrenheit), or on a food dryer.

Personally, not a big fan. Any of them I've tried (about 4 plants) have always had a bitter aftertaste. I guess there are a couple of named cultivars on the market now that are said to be much less bitter than the seed-grown strains.

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