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What you need:
  • Twine
  • Pruning shears
  • Opaque glass or ceramic jar
The best time to harvest herbs is in the morning. Sunlight and heat deteriorate the herb's essential oils, so avoid harvesting at midday. Select only healthy undamaged shoots for harvesting.
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Find a warm, dry place to hang the herbs. Tie the stalks together and hang the bundles upside down to dry.
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After the herbs are sufficiently dry, strip the foliage from the stalks.
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Exposure to light degrades the flavor and aroma of herbs, so it's best store the dried herbs in opaque ceramic containers or dark glass jars.