When is it time to harvest my mint, and how far should I cut it down? What is the best way for me to dry it?
When Is It Time to Harvest Your Mint
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You can harvest mint any time it is in leaf. You can cut it back to a few inches above the soil. Just leave at least a few leaves on the remaining stem. This article will help you with preserving it:
I harvest mint as I need it. I trim it fairly short before it flowers & goes to seed. It's hard to get rid of if you decide you don't want it anymore. I keep it in a large pot because the roots send runners everywhere & can get out of control quickly.It grows all year. Just cover when there is danger of frost. I usually use it fresh,but if I do dry it I put it in a paper bag and put it in a freezer, inside the trunk of a car, a dehydrater, a low temp convection oven,a regular oven at lowest temp or natural sun.