homesteading tips: herb drying
you are after [as opposed to seeds, roots, or dense plant material.] Simply cut [I like to keep my stems as long as possible] your plants & strip the leaves from the bottom 2 inches or so of the stems; then tie ‘em into a bundle with twine, leaving enough of a tail to make a hanging loop. Try not to ‘pack’ the stems too tightly, as some airflow is wanted to evenly dry everything.
which is a great added bonus as it saves space too! Additionally, drying screens are lovely for long term storage [like in a root cellar] of fruits & veggies, really providing great airflow. They are worth making or buying if you plan to dry or store a lot of items.
the plants. Bags can also be used for seed collection for planting the next year by placing whole heads inside--as they dry, they release the seeds safely inside.
That's it for this post--short & sweet! Hope you found this info helpful. I would love to hear what you are harvesting & drying right now & which methods you use.
Until next time--Take care!
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My husband & I were blessed with 2 beautiful girls. When I was diagnosed with MS, I couldn't keep up the pace working retail. We decided on a simpler life, built a cabin in the woods, & moved to mid-coast Maine