So last year I harvested nettles in paper bags but this year I took a tarp and so what took me several trips last year, I did in one trip of harvesting this year.
Then I dried it outside using a plexiglass window as a passive solar drier.
But I could not get it to that "crunchy" final dried stage, outside, so I finished it off in the oven on warm - only an hour for two pans worth - using a pizza pan and a broil pain, both with the air holes.
So then I smash it into the jars and this really compacts the load into a lot of mass - so it is intensified a lot.
A haul like that will last me pretty much all winter. I was having stinging nettles every day all winter for about 6 months - and maybe I had two more jars than this.
Let's see how much this stuff sells for.
I just finished my shiitake harvest - I had a big shiitake mushroom meal every day. Right now the final shrooms are cooking on pizza and I still have the stems left to make a delicious Shiitake soup from the vitamix blender.