In preparation for the cooler months, I decided to harvest a bit of the mint that I had been growing all summer. I cut off some of the longer vine-y pieces that were starting to climb out of the pot, tied them together with some string, and attached them to a cooling rack for about four days.
After they had been drying for a few days, I cut them off the cooling rack, and cut the string off that held the herbs together.
I then proceeded to crumble the dried leaves off the stems, being careful to pick out any stems that fell in with the leaves.
After I did this to all my dried mint, I ended up with about 3 Tablespoons of crushed, dried mint. I know it's a small harvest, but I've only had the plant for three months so I think she did pretty well!
I put it in a small jar to store it and plan on mixing some organic black tea leaves with it so I can have a homemade mint tea.
P.S. I also recently purchased some lavender and had a pretty advanced sprig compared to the rest, so I trimmed it off and dried it too. Still trying to decided what to do with this tiny herb...
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