This is a lazy person’s problem, which is why I’m writing about it. I am the best at getting too busy or distracted to take care of things when they need it. For instance, if I leave my herbs hanging for over a month. Oops. This is a DIY for the forgetful.
Obviously, washing or soaking them in water is not ideal, since you’d have to re-dry them and possibly start the whole mess over again. If you’re anything like me, you’d to dry again and then you’d be in the same mess all over again. And this is all to say that the leaves would stay on the stems. That is rare, even in ideal conditions.
The easiest way to get dust off herbs is using a can of pressurized air — the kind you use to dust off your keyboard. Same principle. Aim the can 1.5 to 2 feet away from your herb bundle and spray from the base of the stems downward. Do it somewhere that you can vacuum later, as you’re going to get dust and a few leaves all over the place. Then you can put them in jars and be on your way.
Are you a lazy gardener like me? What is the hardest aspect of it for you to maintain? Let me know in the comments!