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Rgardener1Rgardener1 Posts: 344
Hi all I was just wondering if it is possible to easily dry herbs in an average home? And if so how? image

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  • Sophie17Sophie17 Posts: 342
    Hi Ryan I dry Rosemary and thyme and oregano a lot. I tie them in little bundles and hang in a sunny window. Don't know if that's the right way but it works for me and I have plenty of dried herbs and no waste
  • Rgardener1Rgardener1 Posts: 344
    I'm currently trying to dry maronjam and I will move them to a sunny windowsill image
  • Rgardener1Rgardener1 Posts: 344
    The leaves are currently enclosed in a pot but should I just Lay them on some paper
  • Sophie17Sophie17 Posts: 342
    I would lay them out on a paper towel if it was me. Meant to say to avoid kitchen Windows, I find the steam from cooking doesn't do you any favours
  • Rgardener1Rgardener1 Posts: 344
    Oh ok then Sophie thanks but where should they be placed then? On a different windowsill or somewhere else entirely? image
  • Sophie17Sophie17 Posts: 342
    Any sunny window that's not in the kitchen will do the job.good luck, I hope you get tasty herbs
  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,264

    I tend to freeze herbs in cubes but dry corriander seeds and chillies in the kitchen.

    Both quite easy. After cutting the corrander plant (it needs to flower and set seed), I hang it in the shed until the leaves die then take leaves off and in order to make sure seeds are really dry, hang clumps tied together in the kitchen. I have a large kitchen though.

    Chillies are dried similarly except they are hung up to dry in the GH first before being brought into the kitchen. 

    Once dry I put corriander seeds in a glass container and store in a cupboard. Chillies are quite happy threaded through cotton and hung from a rail in the kitchen. I've had chillies stayed good for a couple of yrs. Visitors are often surprised to discover they are real chillies!

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