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Not wanting to build a large box drier for such a short time use I thought of making some sort of nylon bag thing to hang in the yard. Well, others hav thought of just that and I bought one.

I figure it will lack in some sort of way being support or little screen, but I can fix that. Maybe even add a dark base lower than it to catch and radiate more heat. We'll see what I get and what I have to do. It was cheap enough to buy vs. build from scratch. Then again, once I own it, I may redesign...

Anyone using one of these?

Any redesign advise? First thought is another wrap of black screen, then a dark base..
 
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That looks like a nifty  thing. Is it actually for drying herbs? Let us know how it works!
 
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I have one of those! You can put a mess of herbs in those things.

I live in the very humid midsouth.  I  cannot tie herbs in a bundle and hang them in the shade to dry. They mildew. Uck! My house also is humid, so I haven't tried it inside either.

I do have a greenhouse. I load it up and hang it in there. I  can now dry herbs successfully!

This year I am trying to dehydrate Elderberrys.


Here they are after 2 sunny days. They are halfway there.


Keeping the stem on them has slowed down the process. I've now stripped the berries off the stem. I hope they finish up tomorrow.

Anything that you dehydrate will finish faster if you can strip the leaf off any fleshy stems. For example, there is an amazing amount of liquid in kale stems.
 
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