I love cooking with tons of fresh herbs, don’t you?! They not only offer great added flavor, but they are packed with vitamins, minerals, and even antioxidants.
My herbs, even though potted, seem to grow the best outdoors. When the seasons turn and fall arrives, my herbs die away.
I miss them, sure, but I honestly don’t mind too much.
Because several times throughout the summer, I pruned my herbs and dried them. That means dried, organic, non-gmo, homegrown herbs all fall, winter, and spring long!
Drying Herbs The Easy Way
As a homesteader and a stay-at-home mom, it’s part of my job to help our family save money.
I surely could have gone to Amazon and purchased a lovely herb drying rack, but I didn’t want to spend the money on something I could easily make myself.
I also could have waited for my husband to come home and Macgyver some contraption, but I didn’t want to wait on him.
So I took matters into my own hands. Here’s how I dry herbs the easy way.
I went to our garage and found a window screen. It was already out of the window, but if you have a window that never gets opened, take it’s screen out.
I had hemp string on hand and a really, really big carabiner. Taking two long pieces of hemp (probably 6 or 7 feet long), I put them together, evenly spaced and even length, under the screen.
I brought all 4 ends together above the screen and did a simple knot or two (this is not a heavy contraption by any means).
Then, I attached the carabiner to the top (hooking the knots) and found a place to hang the screen.
The best place for me was above my washer and dryer on a laundry rod.
To load it up with herbs…
I remove the carabiner from the rod, put the screen on my counter, load it up with an even layer of freshly cut herbs, and then hang I it back up!
Super simple! If I can do it, you can do it!
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