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Would any kind of mint work, or does it have to be a particular species?
Also, for things like mint, nettle, other leafy herbs etc, a traditional storage method is just tying them together & hanging from the ceiling/walls. Is that a viable storage method for this BB, or should I stick 'em in a bin?
 
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It looks like any kind of wild, foraged mint would work.

Hanging to dry and store seems like it would be ok if that works in your climate.  Of course, sticking them in a labeled container would make for a smoother approval process.
 
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I'll stick some in a bin & label it then. I decided to go with Nettle instead, actually, but I'm sure other people will be glad to know that any wild foraged mint works.
 
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I'd also like to make the suggestion of adding Dock to the Dry list, One pound (fresh weight) of. Looking at iNaturalist, it seems like Curly Dock is semi-common in Montana, & has been observed around the Missoula area. Since Curly Dock & Broad-leaved dock are both more or less identical in use, I recommend using either to qualify. Curly dock also contains more vitamin C than oranges & more vitamin A than carrots & contains vitamins B1 & B2, & iron.
 
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Logged in my Permaculture/Homesteading Diary also.
Finally finished this one. To clarify, the collection bin is 66 g. The weight on scale is bin+plants. So a bit of math is needed here.
393 g - 66 g = 327 g
242 g - 66 g = 176 g
327 g + 176 g = 503 g
503 g = 1.11 lbs
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Plants in the wild.
Plants in the wild.
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Weight of the bin.
Weight of the bin.
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Weight on the scale.
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Plants in storage.
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Labeled.
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I foraged over 5 lbs of low growing blackberries (we call them dewberries here in Texas) and dried them.
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Over 5 lbs of foraged blackberries
Over 5 lbs of foraged blackberries
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Berries in the dehydrator
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Dried berries in jars
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Blackberries in the wild
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Blackberries washed and ready for the dehydrator
Blackberries washed and ready for the dehydrator
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