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How to Dry Herbs

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Knowing how to dry herbs is very simple.
First, you need to grow some herbs. I usually grow parsley, basil, oregano, and sage. Of course, fresh herbs are the best. Add some fresh basil to a salad or pizza and you will never forget the flavor. Like all things in the garden, there is a season ~ and then the season ends.
Where herbs are concerned, they bolt. That means they shoot out stalks, flower, and then make seeds. The best time to pick herbs is before they bolt. For me, that is right now.

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  • Nora Lanier-Kohl
    Nora Lanier-Kohl Cockeysville, MD
    on Jul 6, 2013

    Here's my very first attempt at growing and drying herbs. I'm learning and this is so much fun to do.

  • The Seasoned Homemaker
    The Seasoned Homemaker Austin, TX
    on Jul 6, 2013

    Congratulations! Sounds like you might be hatching a green thumb.

  • Catherine Smith
    Catherine Smith Fredericksburg, VA
    on Jul 8, 2013

    I've also tried freezing herbs. Mainly we use them in soups and stews in the winter, they really do taste so good. :)

  • Silvan Johnson
    Silvan Johnson Fulton, NY
    on Aug 10, 2013

    I'm trying all the different methods for preserving herbs, hanging, in the dehydrator and now I'll try freezing them. Great ideas everybody, thanks for sharing!

  • Annette White
    Annette White Hawarden, IA
    on Apr 15, 2015

    Dry herbs have SO much more flavor! After throwing away parsley before I could get to it, I now by fresh, cut off the stems, and dry them in the oven on low. So much more taste, and worth the .99 a bunch!! I freeze bunches of fresh Kale in zip lock bags for our green drinks every morning. They come out very well!!

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