Dear NM (or other gardening folks):
So, is it bad form to flounce about my herb garden and then throw myself in a pile next to my happy basil and sigh a sigh of discontent?
See, here’s the deal. Sitting out time is rapidly approaching and I would like to smudge with my own sage this year, the sage that I’ve been keeping alive all summer, even though there’s a drought. And so, first of all, I’d like advice on how to best harvest and dry it and tie it in a bundle for burning. Well, I can get the “tie it in a bundle part.” I’m more looking for advice on harvesting and drying it.
But second, and the reason for my over-dramatic flouncing about the internet, is that I found this website that says I don’t want to use cooking sage anyway; I want to use “one of the species of the genus Artemisia.” Well, I spent all summer growing Salvia, and wikipedia says I want Salvia. I guess I just want some reassurance here.
Plus, should I bundle it first and then dry it or dry it and then bundle it?