The good weather has arrived just in time for the long weekend and gardeners are breathing a sigh of relief! Whether you’re an expert gardener or just beginning, growing herbs outdoors or inside in pots is inexpensive, healthier and more flavourful and drying your own keeps these flavours handy all year round. Lavender and flowers such as roses can also be dried for crafts or set in a container or pouch for the perfect aromatic touch. I’m going to show you a simple way to create your own herb dryer using a frame in a matter of minutes!
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Herbs | It’s important to harvest herbs before they flower. Mint, lavender and rosemary take well to air-drying but try them all!
-Thick frame or one with a slight lip
1. Cut your herbs and discard any damaged leaves. Wash and let your herbs dry completely.
2. Stand your frame upright so the topside of the frame is resting on your surface.
3. Find the middle of this side and screw your eye within the frame’s lip.
4. Grab your herbs and make a small bundle. Tightly tie twine around the stems of your bundle leaving some extra twine at the ends.
Using the extra twine, tie your bundle of herbs to the screw eye on the frame. Hang in a warm spot that’s out of direct sunlight and in a few days enjoy your home-dried herbs!
Now you have a beautiful framed herb dryer just in time to enjoy the season’s abundance and stock up!
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