Never Use an Oven or Dehydrator to Dry Herbs Again With This Century Old Method

Never Use an Oven or Dehydrator to Dry Herbs Again With This Century Old Method

For centuries people have been hang drying herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, and mint as well as many other herbs. It preserves the freshness, quality, and shelf life while only taking seconds to prepare. We will show you how to hang dry herbs today and you won’t ever use an oven or dehydrator again.
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50 Comments

  1. Ashley DeBaets on July 9, 2021 at 2:02 am

    How would this work for dill?

  2. himalayan saltlamp on July 9, 2021 at 2:03 am

    do you prefer regular drying over freeze drying herbs?

  3. Totally a normal furry who comments everywhere on July 9, 2021 at 2:05 am

    Oh cool, i own herbs and this will be useful

  4. Sara Baba on July 9, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Do you need to wash them?

  5. Tina Marie on July 9, 2021 at 2:08 am

    Mini clear command hooks work wonders for hanging in the wall. Also allows for repeated hanging/removal.

  6. Chris-Marie Rasi on July 9, 2021 at 2:10 am

    I use a thin rubber band to tie the bunch. It can be reused and it is faster to tie with that. Dont need to tie knots.

  7. Chaztie Baldedara on July 9, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Thank you for this information!

  8. GWYNETH SPOONER on July 9, 2021 at 2:15 am

    I have always dried my herbs by air just tie them hang them , Didn’t know there was another way, ❤️

  9. Robyn Thielmann on July 9, 2021 at 2:15 am

    How would you recommend on storing the herbs after them being dried ? Should we keep them stems ?

  10. ultraali453 on July 9, 2021 at 2:16 am

    Thank you for the tips

  11. aiwiekoejweb aoskejdkej on July 9, 2021 at 2:16 am

    im live in Michigan

  12. Angie Ball on July 9, 2021 at 2:17 am

    So easy lol

  13. NATAI Divorece on July 9, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Can you use the already dried ones from the trees Even if they are a different color , and can you dry blend them ?

  14. paladin252 on July 9, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Everyone here in our area used to dry them on a string in the attic. We hang ours like you do but in the barn attic. Warm but not hot. Dries in about 2 days.

  15. Carol Paluszkiewicz on July 9, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Great video thank you so much will definitely be trying I have a question though, is it necessary to wash herbs first that you get from your garden. I hear mixed things about this. My fear is if I wet the herbs I won’t get them dry enough before I attempt to dry them out

  16. Savage Karma on July 9, 2021 at 2:18 am

    I want to hang my herbs but my god, the dust that would cover my herbs, what’s the point? Any tips to hang but still cover them to protect them from dust and pet hair?

  17. Qwertyelaxh on July 9, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Does anybody tried drying in the fridge before? After I harvest my basil I wash them then lay them flat on paper towel then keep them in the fridge, in a few days it dried up no more moisture so afterwards I crumble them and keep in the bottle to use for cooking. Is this way also Ok?

  18. Heather Jolly on July 9, 2021 at 2:19 am

    I know this is an "old" video but this was just what I needed! Another "hit" from MI Gardner! 🙂

  19. Angelina Yoga on July 9, 2021 at 2:20 am

    I have herbs that I dried for 2 to 3 years and they still taste delicious. But that’s also because I put them in an air sealed container.

  20. Sheldon M on July 9, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Tried it with basil didnt work very well wish I had seen this before hand

  21. Laurel Cook on July 9, 2021 at 2:22 am

    I just use pipe cleaners and hang them on the window panes (you know the wood crosses you put on the window) hanging over my floor vent to reduce mold lol. Pipe cleaners are easier for me lol.

  22. Radmila Gnjidic on July 9, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Thanks for awesome tips 😀🙌

  23. carla blizard on July 9, 2021 at 2:30 am

    What about dust from the air getting on them?

  24. Leah Paez on July 9, 2021 at 2:31 am

    I tried it in the oven. Doesn’t taste good though. I use to hang them on our balcony. 😉

  25. Merindy Morgenson on July 9, 2021 at 2:31 am

    I’ve done this for sage and Rosemary especially and it works beautifully. I always had copious quantities of sage and it is almost as good dried as it is fresh. I was so disappointed to have to buy sage again after we moved and didn’t have our garden anymore. It’s hard to find the whole leaf sage for culinary purposes. The dried from fresh Rosemary is much better too, but it’s easier to find that in the store than whole leaf sage.
    Alternately I laid some curry leaves out on a pan and sifted my hands through them to stir them up several times a day, and after about 48-72 hours they dried well.

  26. Mary T on July 9, 2021 at 2:32 am

    That’s fine if you are in MI. But here in FL it rains every day in June July August and the humidity is mostly 100%. Even with the AC running there is high humidity indoors. Herbs would mildew in that environment, and the microwave or dehydrator is the best method here.

  27. Build and Grow 21 on July 9, 2021 at 2:32 am

    What is the temperature and humidity for the room that you have them in? Thanks very much. Going to love not using the dehydrator.

  28. Katelyn Estes on July 9, 2021 at 2:35 am

    What about lemon balm leaves

  29. Philip Panuda on July 9, 2021 at 2:35 am

    I can only imagine how good your house smells when you have newly-tied herbs hanging on the wall.

  30. W. Dearth on July 9, 2021 at 2:35 am

    I dry most herbs this way except for basil. That goes in the oven at 170 for 60-90 minutes.

  31. Victoria Haunt on July 9, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Thank you! This video is great, I am going to use dried herbs for spell craft and this is a great video for reference!

  32. Akane Sasu on July 9, 2021 at 2:37 am

    How about dill?

  33. TheeFairyLash Mother on July 9, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Can I do this with lemon balm? I hear it loses its potency when dried but I want to make oils and a few other things

  34. Erich Anastacio on July 9, 2021 at 2:37 am

    "You need herbs obviously, and you just need Thyme"

    Well… We need lots of thyme to (s)age properly.

  35. walker layne on July 9, 2021 at 2:39 am

    How long does it typically take to dry bunches of chives and are they suppose to turn brown as they dry

  36. Katahrine Dirksen on July 9, 2021 at 2:39 am

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  37. bigggrickkk on July 9, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Why do americans not pronounce the H in herb

  38. Safire Anne White on July 9, 2021 at 2:41 am

    I got a stick & hung mine from the stick! Thanks so much

  39. Stella on July 9, 2021 at 2:41 am

    I thought drying them in a light room was bad for the herbs

  40. Mitzie W on July 9, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Good info, left out some details though
    Wash and dry before hanging?
    Hanging herbs are dust collectors, so how do you manage this?

  41. Robert H. on July 9, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Nicely done.

  42. Joseph C on July 9, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Let me explain something further, the whole purpose of hanging herbs upside down is to allow the oils to drain down into the leaves.

  43. Pamela remme on July 9, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!! LOVED this information.

  44. Tears of Joy Creative on July 9, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Glad I watched. I was about to use my dehydrator

  45. Margaret Smith on July 9, 2021 at 2:51 am

    The wet herbs like red clover often mold so I put them on the dash of my car. Yes they are heat dried. But my car is a dehydrator. Watch the red clover to not over-dry. It will keep the purple color.

  46. Kenneth Neal on July 9, 2021 at 2:55 am

    Sir you have missed your calling you should make a video teaching workers how to milk the clock

  47. Yali Amita on July 9, 2021 at 2:56 am

    I have noticed the difference on the stevia leaf, in the dehydrator it changes the taste and the after taste, but when done by hanging it is 100 times better flavor and aftertaste.

  48. Nils Perry on July 9, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Awesome tip!!! Thank you so much!!! Can I do it with lemongrass too?

  49. enri4134 on July 9, 2021 at 2:57 am

    @4:40 to skip the soap box rant

  50. Pelaides Pelaides on July 9, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Woah, you literally say you use them Fresh in the Summer and Dehydrate in the Winter for storage until Summer… Ya’ll insisting you can’t dehydrate this way in the summer because of the humidity are killing me. It’s like you missed the whole point heh.

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