If you grow your own herbs, you'll want to learn how to dry them to preserve their freshness and enjoy them through the winter months. If you follow the techniques described here, your dry herbs will last for months to come.
“Homegrown Herbs” by Tammi Hartung is a step-by-step primer for gardeners of every level. It includes in-depth profiles of 101 cultivars, including information on seed selection, planting, maintenance and care, harvesting, drying, and uses in the kitchen, home pharmacy, crafting, and body care.
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Hanging bundles of drying herbs add a beautiful touch to any space in your home that has good air movement, warm temperatures, and is not in direct sunlight.
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Before storing a dried herb, crumble a piece in your hand to make sure there is no moisture in it. This will ensure that it does not mold during storage.