I hang them until to dry. I did this last year with Oregano. I was shocked at how flavorful the dried herb was! I guess it makes sense, it came from my back yard, it is less than a year old...... It made me wonder how long store bought herbs and spices are on the shelf. Or one step back, how long they are stored prior to getting to the supermarket. I'll be doing this with all my herbs from now on. Of course, I give away the extra. I love to share.