Saturday, September 17, 2016

HOW to DRY HERBS and Flowers


How to dry herbsHow to dry herbs
I tend to group any herbs I'm going to dry into small bunches. Leaves are stripped from the bottom few inches of each stem, and a bit of twine secures each bundle. A push pin or strip of washi tape is typically enough to secure the herbs anywhere high and dry - walls, bookcases, fireplace mantles, cabinet knobs, and the like are all fair game around here.
How to dry herbs
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How to dry herbs
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How to dry herbs
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To dry chive flowers, you'll want to trim them from their stems and place on a flat surface for a week or so. Toss every couple of days so that all sides are exposed to air.Be sure your herbs are completely dried before transferring them to a sealed container. Any moisture can result in mold. Also, after a few days of drying, your herb bundles will contract a bit from dehydration. You may need to tighten the twine a bit.
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