My oregano has really taken off. I didn't plant any new seed this year. Everything I have is left over from last year.
|I planted this last year and had cut it way back. It took off once it got warm.|
|I had this container in the greenhouse. It's not looking real great, so it's what I harvested.|
|Two more containers that I pulled out of the greenhouse.|
I have a Nesco 4-tray dehydrator. I only have one complaint about it. Four trays is not enough. I had to buy two additional trays (and I could probably use more). I spread the oregano as evenly as I could between the 6 trays and set the dehydrator on its lowest setting.
It only took a few hours for the oregano to dry. Then came the part I like the least, separating the leaves from the stems. It's a nuisance to take the leaves off prior to putting them in the dehydrator. It's not much easier to take them off once they are dry. I started out separating them one stem at a time. That got old quick. I found that it was much quicker to just rub everything against the tray. The leaves flaked off and fell to the tray below and most of the stems didn't. Then I threw the stems out and removed the tray. I repeated the process until I got to the bottom tray.
Dumped what remained in a zip top bag and put it in the closet.