So I have some basil plants.
Actually… I have several basil plants.
I like basil. What can I say? (Cinnamon basil, regular basil, Thai basil… a couple of each…)
So I noticed that said basil plants were going insane – producing much more basil than I could use on a daily basis. I decided that I should pull the dehydrator down and get some of it dried for use at a later date. According to the little book that came with my dehydrator and it told me that drying herbs should take 24 hours on 95 degrees.
I’m now over 36 hours, even after upping the temperature. Still not totally dried. Certainly not dried enough to put in a jar in my cabinet. So I plugged in the dehydrator again when I came home from work. I don’t feel comfortable keeping it going all day when I’m not home. I may turn up the temperature again.
Soon I will have dried basil. Probably just in time to pluck a bunch more off the plants to be dried.