Preparing Your Herbs for Drying
I only wash my herbs if there is actual dirt, cobwebs, bugs, etc. on them. Rinse under cool water just until the debris has been washed off. Pat dry with a towel and then choose your desired method for drying. Depending on the herb it will take one to two weeks to dry completely. You know they are ready for storage when they are crunchy and crisp. Once dried, store in an air tight container in a cool, dark location where they should be good for up to a year. As long as an herb is still aromatic and holds its color, it is still good. It is also best to store herbs as whole as possible so they do not lose potency.
Place the herbs in a basket that has a big enough weave to allow air flow. Hang out of the sun or place on a surface that will allow air to flow underneath.
The key to hanging in bundles is to make sure you don't have too much plant material per bundle. The idea is for the air to reach all of the herb so it can dry properly. I use an elastic to hold the bundles together, it also makes it easier to attach it to my rack or a nail on the wall, wherever you decide to hang them.