3 Steps to create a simple foragers drying rack with ease without spending any money on it!

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by Renee Lindstrom

Drying flowers, Leaves, & Roots – July , 2017




For years drying roots, leaves, blossoms and bark has been a visual and unorganized nightmare for my personality!  However my need to dry was greater than my ease for comfort!  There is interference of automobile traffic nearby and inside I have an air filter so I dry materials inside. After many years of using things like screens and cardboard, quite by accident, this solution appeared spontaneously.  This process settled down my irritation stimulated by the clutter of drying!

The materials are simple and possibly items you have in your household already.  You need:  clothes rack, plant trays and parchment paper.

  • Step one – set out the rack
  • Step two – line trays with parchment paper
  • Step three – place on clothes rack evenly to balance the weight

The convenience is that the trays are uniform, fit nicely on the rack with the added benefit of air circulation under the shelf.  You can see that the basket, though visually attractive, is not efficient and visually distracting!  It may also absorb unwanted waste over time whereas the parchment paper may be a cleaner solution.

Gather and dry your own plant materials to make:

or add to recipes!

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