Now I am kicking myself because I had a big plant go to seed this summer and I didn't think to save the seeds!
Grrrrr. I will try that this summer, though.
You know, I inadvertanly dried some about 3 weeks ago. It was on the counter and dried out perfectly with almost no help at all. I dry my garden basil and almost prefer the dry to fresh because of what you say:
crushed and sprinkled on a dish later the smell is like WOW!
Well, the dry cilantro smelled WOW, but tasted more than a wee bit bitter, so I tossed it. Any ideas why?