It has been pretty dry in the garden for the past several days. The plants have begun to show a little drought stess but I’ve been able to keep up with watering.
I took advantage of the dry weather by drying some cilantro. I had some that was started early and needed to be harvested.
There was way too much to use fresh so, on Monday, I gathered them up in a bunch and set them outside on a wire-top table. The bunch stayed there day and night. Today, Friday, the cilantro was dry and ready to go.
I took a clean trash bag and slipped it over the bunch. By rubbing my hand over the stalks, I was able to easily separate the leaves from the stems. The dried leaves fell into the bag and in five minutes I was done.
Now I have more dried cilantro than I know what to do with. I compared the price of dried cilantro in the spice department at the grocery store with the amount I managed to gather. Wow! Talk about getting a feeling of satisfaction.