I clipped bunches of basil today and now we have it going in the dehydrator. My kitchen herb garden has been doing well this year. I have had parsley, 2 kinds of basil, lemon balm, and chives growing in it for at least one year. This year I added thyme and oregano and planted a few beets and carrots. The carrots never sprouted and I have five beets growing. Better than nothing!