From year to year I have dried and used the herbs from my garden, but this year I am harvesting throughout the summer to encourage plant growth so that I can harvest again and hopefully again.
New to my garden this year is Lavendar. I'm excited to include these fragrant blooms in with my other plants, but more so for their drying possobilities. Though starting out very small, I have already trimmed slightly and tied up to dry.
Along with the lavender, this year I am drying rosemary. I love the smell of rosemary, not so much for cooking for for bath and body. It's smell is intoxicating and stays on your hands long after picking.
Mint, the STD of the garden (that's right I said it) is harvested over and over and over again. I have already dried one big bunch and have now hung up 2 more.
This Christmas I plan on making crochet and fabric sachets as gifts. A handmade Christmas you see, is already in the works in the sweltering months of July and August. I like hanging and drying in the traditional manner. My kitchen window gets light, but very indirect light... and new to my choice of drying tools is this netted bag!
I had purchased a package of avocados that came inside of it and I had a feeling when heading for the trash that I had better keep it for something useful. Well useful indeed! this has proven a really great drying tool for small cuts that can't be wrapped. I simply place the cuts into the netted bag (it's made of plastic) and every day or so shake it to aerate! no mold :) yay!
Any herbs you are drying? what are your plans for your fragrant garden delights? I would love to hear!