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The 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 has 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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Biennial
Alexanders

Alexanders

SKU: 4503
NZ $3.95
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Perennial
Angelica Chinese

Angelica Chinese

SKU: 4510
NZ $3.95
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Annual
Anise

Anise

SKU: 4525
NZ $2.95
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Tender Perennial
Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop

SKU: 4530
NZ $3.95
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Perenial
Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

SKU: 4532
NZ $3.95
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Annual
Basil Bush

Basil Bush

SKU: 4540
NZ $3.95
Annual
Basil Cinnamon

Basil Cinnamon

SKU: 4545
NZ $2.95
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Annual
Basil Gecofure

Basil Gecofure

SKU: 4565
NZ $3.95
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Annual
Basil Gustosa

Basil Gustosa

SKU: 4582
NZ $3.95
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Annual
Basil Persian

Basil Persian

SKU: 4598
NZ $2.95
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Tender Perennial
Basil Sacred

Basil Sacred

SKU: 4603
NZ $3.95
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Basil Thai

Basil Thai

SKU: 4610
NZ $2.95

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