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Herbs

Herbs_61.jpgThe best time to pick herbs for drying is just as the flower buds appear, as this is when the leaves contain the most flavour.  Preferably choose a warm dry sunny morning, after the dew has evaporated and before the sun had become too hot.  With large leaved varieties like mint, sage and basil, try to take the leaves off individually and place on a suitable drying rack turning them daily so they dry evenly.  The small leaved herbs like thyme, sweet marjoram and savory can be picked in bunches and tied in bundles for drying, hanging or lying them in a dark airy place like an airing cupboard.  The herbs will take 4 to 10 days to dry.  When they are dry, crumble the large leaves and strip the smaller ones off the branches.  To prolong the life of the dried herbs, store them in airtight containers in a cool dry and dark place.
NB:  Not all herbs are suitable for drying.
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Angelica Holy Ghost

Angelica Holy Ghost

Botanical Name: Angelica archangelica SKU : 4515
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Angelica Shiny Leaf

Angelica Shiny Leaf

Botanical Name: Angelica pachycarpa SKU : 4520
NZ $3.75
 
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Anise

Anise

Botanical Name: Pimpinella anisum SKU : 4525
NZ $2.75
 
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Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop

Botanical Name: Agastache foeniculum SKU : 4530
NZ $3.75
 
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Basil Amethyst Improved

Basil Amethyst Improved

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum SKU : 4535
NZ $3.75
 
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Basil Bush

Basil Bush

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum SKU : 4540
NZ $2.75
 
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Basil Sacred

Basil Sacred

Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum SKU : 4603
NZ $3.75
 
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Basil Cinnamon

Basil Cinnamon

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum SKU : 4545
NZ $2.75
 
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Basil Dark Opal

Basil Dark Opal

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum SKU : 4555
NZ $2.75
 
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Basil Fino Verde

Basil Fino Verde

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum SKU : 4560
NZ $2.75
 
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Basil Gecofure

Basil Gecofure

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum SKU : 4565
NZ $3.75
 
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Basil Genovese Giant

Basil Genovese Giant

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum SKU : 4570
NZ $2.75
 
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Basil Gourmet Blend

Basil Gourmet Blend

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum SKU : 4575
NZ $3.75
 
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Basil Greek Mini

Basil Greek Mini

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum SKU : 4580
NZ $3.75
 
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Basil Lettuce Leaf

Basil Lettuce Leaf

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum SKU : 4585
NZ $2.75
 
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Basil Midinette

Basil Midinette

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum SKU : 4590
NZ $2.75
 
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