We use the herb, dill in our cooking, but it only grows for a short time in our garden. So during the summer, I dry dill. Here is a small patch of our dill.
In case you haven’t seen a dill plant before, this on is a small plant just growing. To pick dill just pull the tender leaves off the plant. You don’t want the stalks.
Then wash it and lay it on a dehydrator.
It depends on how much I have as to how thick I lay it on each tray. The thicker it is, the longer it takes to dry. This thick took about 2 hours with my dehydrator.
You can actually leave it sitting out for a few days to dry, but it will turn a brownish green…still usable but not as appealing. I like to use a dehydrator. It is quicker and the lush green remains.
Once dry crush into small bits. Pull out any long or thick stems and throw away. Store in an airtight container. It smells good and is easy to keep.
Do you grow and dry any herbs?