I love a summer garden. Since we finally got some rain this week, all my plants are standing tall. It is time to harvest some herbs, so I started with my basil this week. Here is the tray filled with basil stems. I let them air dry before drying them in the oven. All of this yielded about 1/2 cup of dried basil. It will come in handy when my tomatoes are ready and I can make homemade tomatoe sauce--yum yum!