How do I dry fresh sage from my plant?

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  • Susan Pribula Susan Pribula on Jul 03, 2018
    When are green beans ready to be picked?

    • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jul 04, 2018
      tdepends on the variety -- but generally when about 4" -- in length, and you cannot feel the 'bean' in the pod ... they are more tender the smaller they are. They are also good raw in salads when very tiny -- 2" or so ...

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jul 03, 2018

    depending on you location, you can hang in a dry area that has good air circulation in your home, or you can dehydrate in a microwave -- there are lots of tutorials -- it's easy to do -- a paper towel on the turntable; a few leaves -- w/o stems and not touching each other. Start with 2 seconds, open door and touch the leaves -- if they are not 'crispy', use a new paper towel for 2 more seconds -- nearly all herbs can be dried this way but it's a VERY VERY quick process and they will burn in an split second!

  • Luv14764958 Luv14764958 on Jul 04, 2018
    I pick the Sage leaves, wrap them up in a small paper towel packet, put the packet in a plastic sandwich baggie with a label, and the Sage will be almost fresh for several years. Got this method from Marth Stewart!

  • Luv14764958 Luv14764958 on Jul 04, 2018
    i forgot to mention that I freeze the Sage leaves after preparing them in their packets!

  • Susan Pribula Susan Pribula on Jul 04, 2018
    Thank you for your reply.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 04, 2018
    If you have a dehydrator setting on your oven, place clean leaves on a rack and leave in oven 12-24 hours. Otherwise, dry on rack in 100 degree oven, or on screens, set in sun.