May 5 – Herbal Calendar

Peppermint makes the best infusion and tea when used fresh! However, sometimes, having dried mint around can be handy too. For one of this month’s crafts, you’ll need dried peppermint so if you don’t have any dried, harvest some and dry it today. To harvest and dry your mint, cut several sprigs until the bundle’s stems form a circle about the size of a quarter. Use a rubber band to bind the ends and hang in a warm dry place away from direct sunlight. This time of year is great for drying herbs because the humidity hasn’t hit yet and now is the perfect time to harvest mint, right before he blooms! Your mint should be dry in a week or two depending on the moisture in the air.

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