This bulletin presents the framework for the nutrient recommendations for vegetable crops given in the new MSU nutrient recommendation program. A subsequent bulletin will provide more management information to complement basic details of the recommendations for individual crops.
Vinegars garnished with sprigs of herbs or a layer of berries are a hot "splash" right now. They are favored by chefs for adding excitement to special dishes. Cooking at home is also enlivened by tantalizing tastes from the blending of flavors with vinegar. Flavored vinegars are easy and fairly safe to make at home, provided some simple precautions are followed.
Herbs are various kinds of non-woody plants whose fresh or dried parts are used to season foods, provide fragrances, supply natural dyes, or make industrial or pharmaceutical products. Herbs are different from spices. Herbs grow in temperate regions and spices come from tropical regions. Generally herbs are fresh or dried leaves while spices are seeds, roots, fruits, flowers, and bark.
This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for basil, chervil, cilantro, parsley, dill, and savory crops. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates, physiological disorders, postharvest pathology, quarantine issues, and suitability as fresh-cut product.