Most herbs are easy to grow and drying them is simple. Just layer fresh cut herbs on paper towels and stack them. They take two to three weeks to dry completely.
I just added a few new varieties to my garden: chocolate mint, variegated basil, and pineapple sage. I can’t wait to try them. Chocolate mint is said to be great in teas and topped on ice cream. Variegated basil is non-blooming, and makes the best pesto. As far as pineapple sage, I'll let you know! It grows to three feet tall and three feet wide with beautiful, bright red flowers. It likes full sun and will provide a little shade for certain vegetables in the garden while feeding the bees and hummingbirds.
I'm looking forward to trying even more varieties. Give growing and drying herbs a try!
Note: Chives and cilantro are best preserved by freezing.