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#1 of 3 Old 05-09-2002, 06:52 PM - Thread Starter
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My chamomile is doing really well and now I've got questions! When and how should I harvest the flowers? What is the best method for drying them? Can tea be made before the flowers are dried?
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Harvest them in late morning, when all the dew is dried up but they aren't tired from the heat of the sun. Hang them in a well-ventilated place out of the sunlight. As soon as they're dried store them in an air-tight container out of the light. My herbs tend to dry quickly since it's so dry in Montana. Over-drying can cause some of the medicinal constituents in the plants break down, so I don't let them hang for too long. Just to be sure they aren't still a little wet, which can cause mold, I usually open my jars after a couple days and leave the lid off for an afternoon or so. That way, any moisture that has sweat from the plants can dry up.
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tea can be made of fresh flowers
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