It’s Time To Dry The Herbs

Dehydrating my home grown herbs is such a rewarding process for me, especially in the winter when I use them and know that we grew them. The picture above is our parsley, which went crazy this year.

After picking the parsley, I rinse them thoroughly in a colander and let them drain well, until almost dry. I usually pat them with a paper towel.

Next I snapped off the stems and place small pieces of the parsley on the trays of the dehydrator. I dehydrated them until they were completely dry and crumbled when I pinched them.

This is my dehydrated parsley. If you ever buy parsley and it is not green, then it is old.

This is the rosemary that I dehydrated the day before.

Click HERE to read more about dehydrating herbs in a past post.


  1. They are beautiful, Diane! Thank you for sharing! I’m going to try that out. How long did it take?

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  2. I used to get it for our canary – but I can remember seeing parsley flakes that were not dark green, so your theory about them being old makes a lot of sense. they probably packaged it up a long time before it went on the store shelves.

      • Oh yes, they love it. Broccoli too – one floret would keep my canaries busy all day. Parakeets like parsley too. I can remember as a kid, my mom just used parsley flakes, not real parsley in her cooking, so whenever we went out for dinner, (not that often, usually just a special occasion), my mom would wrap the parsley in a napkin to bring home and give to “the baby”. 🙂

      • No, just a whole bunch, though I can remember seeing it in the store, for under $1.00 when we had our canaries, so that was in the last 10-12 years.

  3. That looks so very satisfying knowing that they grew out of your garden. Which brand of dehydrator do you have? Ronco?

  4. Very interesting. I don’t know why we never thought of this! We also had a rosemary bush that got out of hand (the one herb that just keeps on growing). I think it’s time to invest in a dehydrator, but the question is which will be first: The dehydrator or the air fryer 😉?

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