Master Gardener Tips August 16, 2023

By Debbie Post, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Nothing like opening a jar of herbs in the cold of winter and having that scent remind you of the beautiful summer day you picked it and set it to drying. The peak time to dry herbs is right before flowering when the oil content is at its highest. Low-moisture herbs like rosemary and oregano can be air-dried, tied with a string, and hung upside down. High-moisture herbs like mint and basil need to be in a dehydrator or low temp oven to decrease any mold growth. Once completely dried, store your herbs in air-tight containers.

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