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Dry Herbs Quickly… in Your Car!

Herbs drying on a dashboard. Photo :

To dry herbs quickly, park your car in a sunny spot, spread the herb stems and leaves on a baking tray and place the tray on top of the dashboard, under the windshield. Now, roll up the windows and close the doors. (Hint: you don’t have to remain in the car. In fact, I would discourage this practice.)

The herbs will dry quickly, often in just a few hours, certainly before the end of the day, and since they dry so quickly, there is no risk of mold forming.

Also, your car will give off a delicious aroma for several days!

Garden writer and blogger, author of more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

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