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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 65 gardening books, lecturer and communicator, the Laidback Gardener, Larry Hodgson, passed away in October 2022. Known for his great generosity, his thoroughness and his sense of humor, he reached several generations of amateur and professional gardeners over his 40-year career. Thanks to his son, Mathieu Hodgson, and a team of contributors, will continue its mission of demystifying gardening and making it more accessible to all.

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