It’s that time of year again, The crops and flowers of the gardens are in full bloom. The harvest is slowly maturing, and soon we will be thinking “what to do with it all?”.
One quick way to preserve the harvest, and ensure seeds are saved for future harvests is drying.
Now if you don’t have a fancy dehydrator, or have the time to sit and watch a stove at a low setting in the middle of the hot summer, here are some quick ideas for herb drying/seed drying.
Various methods are,
1. In a paper bag
2. Upside down to dry on a line with the ends tied together (think clothes line but for herbs in the kitchen)
3. Tied up in a tight bundle and hung upside down (think sage smudge)
4. Flat on plates
5. Outside in the wild, this one needs the right conditions and probably shouldn’t be attempted by a
6. Folded in a paper towel in the refrigerator
7. In a basket
Make sure to check on your herbs daily to be certain they are drying evenly, and are getting enough air circulation.
What’s your favorite way of drying herbs? Do you have any other quick methods to share?