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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB, you will harvest, dry, and store enough tulsi (holy basil) leaf to make a tea, infusion or decoction.

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of the fresh herb being harvested
- a picture of your herbs drying (hanging, in a dehydrator, in a bag, etc.)
- a picture of your herbs in a sealed and labelled container, with the label indicating where the herbs came from, the method of drying, and the date
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I grew holy basil this year. Man! It smells awesome! There isn't much of it, after a whole season of growth, but there are a few cups worth of tea.
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cutting the tulsi
cutting the tulsi
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drying the tulsi
drying the tulsi
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in a labeled container
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Dried Holy Basil (Tulsi) for tea all year long.
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Harvesting it
Harvesting it
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Air drying on dehydrator screens
Air drying on dehydrator screens
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Jarring the dried leaves and flowers
Jarring the dried leaves and flowers
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I by no means saved as much tulsi as I'd have liked... but it seems to me to satisfy the badge requirements.

There's a freeze coming, finally, so I think I'll go harvest the last of what's in the garden before then to help me with my lack :)
I can't believe it has taken this long to get a freeze... maybe there is something to the new USDA planting zones... hmm..
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