If you have grown your own herbs you might be wondering what to do with them now? Well that’s why you’re here! Drying herbs can save you money, and also ensure you get the best quality. Also if you don’t use all your plants fresh, then it can eliminate waste. Here are some simple steps to dry your own herbs right at home!
The best time of day to pick your herbs is in the morning before the sun is too hot on the plant. You also want to make sure to pick them before they flower.
(this method works best for dryer herbs such as rosemary, oregano, thyme, dill, sage, etc.)
First rinse all the excess dirt off your plant, and pat them dry with a paper towel. Then separate them into small bunches and secure them at the end. Hang them upside down in a warm, dry location and leave them there for around a week.
Dehydrator or Oven Dry
(these methods work best for less dry herbs such as mint, basil, etc.)
With the dehydrator simply follow the instructions on your dehydrator, and leave it for 12-20 hours! For the oven drying method simply place the herb on a single layer on a baking sheet. Put the oven on the very lowest setting and leave them for 2-3 hours. You will know that they are done when you can easily crumble the plant in your fingers.