How to Make Dried Herbs

If you have an abundance of herbs in your garden and you don’t want them to go to waste, here’s how you can create dried herbs using your oven.

Place leaves or seeds on a cookie sheet or shallow pan not more than 1 inch deep in an open oven at low heat less than 180oF for about 2 to 4 hours.

After they are dried, remove them from the oven and let cool. Once they are cool you can crumple them by rubing them between your fingers.

 Store them in an airtight container.

Comments

  1. Hadias says

    Kathy makes a good point. Why heat up the kitchen if it’s not neccessary? Hang the herbs and enjoy the pleasant aroma as they dry naturally.

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  2. Kathy C. says

    I grow a lot of herbs and they usually grow huge here in Florida, lol. I dry them by cutting bunches and tying them with kitchen twine. I hang them from various places throughout my kitchen…top corners of my doorway, upper cabinet knobs, etc… I let them dry, crumble them and freeze most of it to replenish my jars in the cabinet.

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  3. Barbara H. says

    I have never tried growing my own herbs. It must be so rewarding to have the fruit of your labors there to use in your kitchen.

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  4. Carla says

    What a neat post! I have lots of basil I want to do something with so my plants can keep growing before a frost comes-thank you for this idea!

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