Quick tips for drying your hydroponic herbs

Quick tips for drying your hydroponic herbs

Ah, herbs! There’s something special about growing your own herbs with hydroponics. Not only do they add a pop of color and fragrance to your indoor garden, but they also bring flavor to your meals. Drying fresh herbs is a great way to preserve the flavors and aromas of your favorite herbs. It’s easy to do and an excellent way to save money and reduce food waste. 

Choose the right time to harvest.

The best time to harvest your hydroponic herbs is when they are fully mature and have reached their peak flavor and aroma. Be sure to harvest before they start to flower, as this can cause them to lose some of their flavor. Use our Best Crops For Hydroponics Guide to plan your harvesting schedule.

Pick the right herbs.

Not all herbs are created equal when it comes to drying. Some herbs, like basil and oregano, are easy to dry, while others, like parsley and chives, are best used fresh. Stick to the hardier herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, and lavender for drying.

Cutting herbs from your ZipGrow Towers.

Cut the herbs about 6 inches down from the top of the plant using sharp scissors or pruning shears. Be sure to leave enough foliage on the plant so that it can continue to grow and produce new leaves. You can keep the plants growing in your Towers for months and harvest directly from the Towers.


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