Next, you need to wash the herbs softly. Don't forget, fresh herbs are fine. Following a gentle washing, put them on some paper towels, or a clean cloth. You want the paper towels or material to absorb all the surplus water in the all-natural herbs. After the excess water is finished, you want to lash them together in bundles. Once you've them tied into bundles, you wish to hang them up. Its best if you're able to hang them someplace where they wont be obtrusive to you or your family. Its worthy to notice; you should try in order to find a place that's a low moisture place, to get best results. You need to try to locate someplace in your house that is dry and arid. You may hang your organically grown herbs in direct sun. Nevertheless, dont be surprised in the event the natural colour fades out some. Once your organically grown herbs are 100% dried out, you are able to crush them up and place them in jars. The shelf life for organically grown, dried, herbs is approx. a year. You can even freeze your home grown, organic, herbs. Freezing organically grown herbs is another excellent approach to maintain the flavor and freshness of your herbs. To prepare them for freezing, you'll reap them the same manner as you would to dry them. You would also wash them as formerly described. Once washed, you want to lay them on paper towels or a clean cloth. However, the difference is, you want to turn them occasionally, while they are drying. Its incredibly important all the surplus water was consumed out of them, when you're freezing them. You must leave the blossoms and leaves intact on the stalk of your organically grown herbs. When freezing organic herbs; they keep their flavor best, if the flowers, leaves, and stalks are left whole; when set into the freezer. Once the surplus moisture is completely gone from your organic herbs, place them in freezer bags. Its a good idea to use a mark and write the date on the freezer tote. This is because frozen all-natural herbs are most flavorful if they can be used within 6 months of freezing. When you want to use your frozen organic herbs, take them out of the freezer bag. Then simply crumble off some leaves and place the unused parts to the bag and back into the deep freezer Another popular use for organically grown herbs will be to make use of them in herb vinegar. Herb vinegar is excellent to use on salads or a cooking additive when preparing vegetables. The flavor combinations are just limited by the herbs you grow along with your imagination.