Method: Drying Herbs in your Car
This spring I harvested a lot of Nettles. Some I made pesto out of, some vinegar and tincture, but most I dried to make nourishing infusions throughout the year. For more information on the many properties and uses of this plants, see my post Spectacular Stinging Nettles. A popular method of drying is to hang the nettles by their stalks in pairs. This year, rather than hanging them to dry, I decided to use my car as a dehydrator and it worked better than I imagined! Like an electric dehydrator, there is good ventilation and protection from direct sunlight (for the most part). And no need to use electricity! The benefits of this method include faster drying time and not cluttering your living space. Downsides include: not being able to use the back of car for a few days and remembering to close the windows at night and if it rains.