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What you need:
  • Pruners
  • Window screen
  • Bricks
Harvest the herbs on a dry day after the morning dew has evaporated.
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In a dark, dry, well-ventilated place like an attic, elevate the screen to allow air to flow over, under, and around it.
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Arrange the herbs in a single layer on the screen. You may strip the leaves from herbs such as basil and sage before drying. Herbs like rosemary and thyme are easier to handle with the leaves on the stem.
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Depending on factors like air temperature and humidity, the leaves should be dry in 7 to 10 days. The herbs are dry when they crumble when touched.