Drying herbs.


Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Drying Herbs?
From: ltada.aol.com (Linda)
Date: 2 Jun 1995 08:37:27 -0400

> I need some help please. I'm growing a few herbs this year. I need to know how to dry basil, lemon basil and thyme without it molding. Any help would be great!

Hi, I hang my herbs upside down in the basement or garage. I gather a small bundle and warp a rubberband around the end and hang by clothes pins on wires that I have run across basement ceiling. After they dry I store either in paper bags still in bundles or I strip the herbs from their stems and put in glass jars.
I have had good luck doing this method for many years. My herbs are free from any drying agents and can be used for food or making of potopourri.

From: baker.325.osu.edu (gwen baker)

Best solution is to place the paper bag loosely over the herbs to catch the leaves that fall off as they are drying. I have had wonderful success with this and never had a mold or drying problem. It also protects them from the sunlight that causes a loss in flavor.