Introduction: Drying Herbs
I grow and dry Herbs to use in the kitchen. These bundles will fill my herb jars for the year!
Step 1: Gathering
First, collect the herbs from around the yard or buy them from the farmers market.
Sort the herbs into piles.
Any leaves that falls off while I am sorting I place into a drying pan for later.
Step 2: Stringing Up the Herbs
I use whatever string I have available to tie the herbs up.
(I have also used a rubber band to tie the bundles together in the past).
Cut the string about 10 inches long. Wrap the string around the stems of the bundle a few times, then tie a knot with a loop on the end to hang.
*I tried to keep the bundles about a handful in size. I had 3 oregano bundles, 1 white sage bundle, 1 catnip bundle and 2 mint bundls.
When you Bundle the stems together place any loose leaves into a pan. Wrap the string around a few times and Pull tight!
The last picture shows the drying pan. I will use these for herb oils and other blends.
Step 3: Hang and Dry
Herbs should be ready in a few weeks!
Finely grind the herbs and place into bottles until needed.
I also love the look they add to the house!