At first, there is nothing.
All at once, it hits!
The spring and summer harvest is on. It came out of nowhere, and all of a sudden, there are piles of herbs, fruits, roots, and botanicals that need to be preserved ASAP.
So what is the best way to preserve all of that herbal goodness, fast and efficiently? Thankfully there are a few options and we're going to dive into those here.
Before we start:
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Dehydrating fruits, roots, and herbs can be one of the simplest ways to preserve the harvest, but it can also be one of the most frustrating forms if not done in the right way.
We get lots of questions on the farm about how to know when herbs are dry, how to store herbs,...
Electric dehydrators can be expensive, take up space and cost more in electricity.
But your mint needs to be harvested now before it takes over the yard and blooms. At the same time, your calendula flowers are going nuts, and the roses are blooming.
Dehydrating without an electric dehydrator can save initial costs in preserving your food, save on electricity, and save on counter space.
But what are the best methods for dehydrating without a dehydrator?
Before we start:
This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally.
This post also contains affiliate links throughout. Translation: We get a little kick back for sharing certain products, at no additional cost to you, should you choose to purchase said items. And - thank you for supporting...