Storing Garden Herbs

If you've enjoyed the fresh herbs in your garden all
summer, it's easy to dry them for winter use. Cut the
plants, either the full plant or by the stem, and trim off
any wilted or dead areas. Secure the bottom stems
with string and hang them upside down out of heat
and humidity. This can be done in a kitchen away
from ovens and cooktops, or in a dry basement.
Perennial herbs will reappear next spring, and annuals
will need to be replanted after the last date of frost in
your area.

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