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Old 07-14-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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Post Herb drying?

Can anyone tell me how to air dry herbs in an attic

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Old 07-14-2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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The traditional way is to tie them by the stems in small bunches and hang them upside down from the rafters until they are dry.
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It's also a good idea to place paper or some kind of container under them to catch the leaves that fall off early.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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Yes I string mine up in the shed and hang them upside down as Dave has said. Works fine.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #5
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I put mine in a dry vase on the kitchen counter. I like to enjoy the fragrance as they dry
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If I'm not using the dehydrater I usually bundle them and hang them upside down in the garage. My brother came over one time and saw them and asked me if I was trying to repel vampires.
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The traditional way is to tie them by the stems in small bunches and hang them upside down from the rafters until they are dry.
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It's also a good idea to place paper or some kind of container under them to catch the leaves that fall off early.
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If I'm not using the dehydrater I usually bundle them and hang them upside down in the garage. My brother came over one time and saw them and asked me if I was trying to repel vampires.
yup.

The key is, full air circulation, dark, and "curing" them.

depending on your location, keep an eye on humidity, as fresh herbs can grow mold pretty quickly if in the wrong conditions.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:40 PM   #8
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We have always just tied them up and hung them upside down, works a treat!
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