Herbs

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.
Annual
Coriander Picante

Coriander Picante

Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
NZ $2.95
Annual
Coriander Santo  (T)

Coriander Santo (T)

Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum Treated seed
NZ $2.95
Annual
Coriander Slowbolt  (T)

Coriander Slowbolt (T)

Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum Treated seed
NZ $2.95
Annual
Cumin  (T)

Cumin (T)

Botanical Name: Cuminum cyminum Treated seed
NZ $3.95
Heirloom
Organic Dill

Organic Dill

Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens
NZ $3.95
Annual
Dill Lena

Dill Lena

Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens
NZ $2.95
Annual
Dill Vierling

Dill Vierling

Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens
NZ $3.95
Perennial
Fennel Bronze Smokey

Fennel Bronze Smokey

Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare
NZ $3.95
Tender Perennial
Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
NZ $4.95
Perennial
Marjoram Sweet

Marjoram Sweet

Botanical Name: Origanum marjorana
NZ $2.95
Perennial
Oregano

Oregano

Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare
NZ $3.95
Perennial
Oregano True Greek

Oregano True Greek

Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare
NZ $3.95
Annual
Parsley Green Pearl

Parsley Green Pearl

Botanical Name: Petroselinum crispum
NZ $3.95
Biennial
Parsley Laura

Parsley Laura

Botanical Name: Petroselinum crispum
NZ $3.95
Perennial
Peppermint

Peppermint

Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
NZ $2.95
Perennial
Sorrel

Sorrel

Botanical Name: Rumex acetosa
NZ $2.95
Perennial
Spearmint

Spearmint

Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
NZ $3.95
Tender Perennial
Stevia

Stevia

Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana
NZ $4.95
Annual
Summer Savory

Summer Savory

Botanical Name: Satureja hortensis
NZ $2.95
Perennial
Tarragon Russian

Tarragon Russian

Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus
NZ $2.95
Tender Perennial
Thyme French Summer

Thyme French Summer

Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
NZ $3.95

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