drying herbs - Knowledgebase Question

winchester, tn
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Question by jmorris5
July 31, 2007
I grew rosemary, basil and sage this year for the first time. How do I go about drying them to keep?

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Answer from NGA
July 31, 2007
Herbs can be dried in the same basic manner. Cut stems early in the day. Wash them and pat dry thoroughly. Then lay out flat in one layer on a screen or rack for thorough drying, or tie up small bundles with rubber bands and hang upside down. Dry in a place with good air circulation out of direct light. You could also use a dehydrator and follow the instructions that come with it. After drying, put some in a closed container for a day and double check that there is no moisture condensing before you pack it all in jars or other containers. Enjoy!

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