Such a shame to discard the flowers, they have a lovely delicate scent. All the stigmas have been pinched out

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Comment by Megan on April 11, 2015 at 11:34am
Thanks Janet. There are four settings on my dehydrator and I dry the stigmas set out as in the right hand tray for about 1 hour. They only just need to be dry enough to hold their shape when you pick them up. Too dry and they are brittle and break apart, not dry enough and they could spoil in storage. If you don't have a dehydrator, just put them in your hot water cupboard. I am harvesting daily now and trying to catch the flowers before they open - supposedly the flavour is better if the pollen hasn't touched the stigmas - can't say we've noticed any difference!
Comment by Janet Byers on April 11, 2015 at 7:52am

Congratulations Megan - how to you process/store the threads to retain their quality?

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