Drying herbs is a simple and quick way to store your summer herbs and enjoy their flavor year round.
I've often found that by the end of the summer I've eaten enough pesto to feed an army, and my garden is still producing a plethora of herbs! Which has led me to drying them so that I can enjoy their flavors year round. Drying is just one method out of many to preserve herbs, but I've found it to be incredibly easy and it has a multitude of uses from seasoning your favorite dish to making lavender sachets. Just follow these few simple steps for almost*
all of your herbs in your garden this spring and summer.
*NOTE: Although most herbs dry nicely, you'll want to avoid drying herbs like Basil, Tarragon, Chives, and Mint. They of course can be dried, but tend to be a bit more fickle and require a little more attention, so go for it if you are feeling adventurous. It is usually easier to freeze them
, and chives can usually only be frozen
. There is also a great Instructable here
for air drying basil, you'll just need some time!