Hanging out to dry

GoldenrodGoldenrod has begun blooming in my area.  This is one patch of it just outside my front door.  I began harvesting last week and this morning I harvested another armload.

Goldenrod

I stripped off the not-so-nice leaves and hung the three dozen stalks in bundles to dry.

Goldenrod The leaves and flowers dry to a crisp texture within a few days.  Then I strip the stems and store the dried leaves and flowers in a glass jar.  Goldenrod tea makes a wonderfully satisfying drink.  I am hoping to continue the goldenrod harvest for a while since I would love to have enough for a daily cup of tea through next September.

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  2. Niki says:

    I know you wrote this a long time ago, but I’m just curious what an aproxiamte ratio of leaves to flower would be? Wouldn’t I want mostly flower?

    • Angelyn says:

      I’m not sure there is an ideal ratio. I’ve actually made some really nice tea using more leaves than flowers. In fact, sometimes it’s all leaves. The flowers just add a colorful element to the mix.

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