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What is the best way to preserve herbs,?
alewar
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 05:41 AM UTC
Hi

I found some roots and asparagus fern near home, and I want to know if they can be preserved in vaseline or another way?

TIA

Alvaro
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 05:42 AM UTC
The best preservative would be glycerin.

Just go to YouTube and type in "perserving with glycerin"
and there are many video how to's.

You can also use hairspray and acrylic varnishes but may not
be as effective.

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 07:12 PM UTC
Soaking in glycerine will keep them fresh-looking and soft. However, if you want to dry them (like dried flowers) cover them with silicon sand and micro wave for a couple of minutes. Silicon sand is expensive so you could try rice. I've heard of people drying out their electronics by covering with rice.
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 09:23 PM UTC
Thanks Biggles2 and Joe for the data.

Cheers

Alvaro
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 07:21 PM UTC
Any herb should be consumed while still fresh. Dried herb will have an acrid flavor...

Oh wait, wrong forum...
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 07:57 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Any herb should be consumed while still fresh. Dried herb will have an acrid flavor...

Oh wait, wrong forum...


So that's why my dried "herb" tastes so bad (cough, cough).
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 02:10 AM UTC
first you have to dry them do it in a dry dark palce upside down if you want try to keep the original color and shape,for the roots in not a big deal dark and dry place is enough but for green stuff need more work to keep colors,the rice work like the little bags of silica you find in the box when you buy electronic stuff,absorb the umidity that's it

have a look here...

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep004

when is dray the hairspray help to keep the shape and protect them,but after when you use on your Dio if you keep them at sun light the colors slowly change.