Drying your own herbs is a time-honored tradition going back as far as gardening itself. There are several methods you can employ to keep the herbs potent in power and flavor. You don’t have to have fancy equipment to do it right! Herb drying isn’t difficult and can be a wonderful way to keep your garden bounty useful all year long.
Drying Your Own Herbs
So you’re an herb gardener and now you’re ready to preserve your garden goodies for later use. Let’s talk about harvesting those beauties first. The best time to cut your herbs is in the morning, after any dew has dried. Harvest the healthiest parts and compost the sick or wilted. This will insure the best flavor when drying your own herbs. Now you’ll want to give them a rinse, removing any dirt or bugs. Just pat down or air dry before before starting any drying method….