This is a very good hub as I've recently become interested in drying flowers to use as tasty treats for a rabbit. Together, they cited information from 24 references. Return to Sign In.
Tap the container's side to help settle the silica gel, then add more silica gel if the flowers start to peek through. Move the container to a shelf out the way of direct sunlight and be careful not to disturb the contents.
Microwave the flowers, uncovered, using a full-heat setting. Then attach the string or use paper clips slipped through the rubber band to hang. Drying Time 3-5 Days This method is straightforward and will speed up the traditional hang drying process.
Then, trim the blooms off of a sturdy flower, like a rose or a marigold, and carefully place them on a wire rack bloom side up. Reset Password X. Rest the rack inside a baking sheet and place the sheet inside the oven. Desiccant drying This method is perfect for open roses.
This will vary from oven to oven. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. This is an ad network. This will prevent mold or fading. Bhkneller 3 years ago on Step 6.
Tip the silica gel out to expose the flowers, then lift them out with your fingers. Delivery is via Royal Mail and may take up to 2 days, with the exception of hampers where free delivery is via courier. I never heard of using dried flowers as a treat for rabbits, what a great idea. It can be bought at most craft stores. Do not put a lid or cover over the container.
Help answer questions Learn more. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. Fill a microwave-safe container with silica gel available at craft shops and nurseries. If you notice that petals have bent or misshapen after covering, use a toothpick to rearrange them, as they will dry in whatever shape they now lie in. Depending on the size of your flowers or if you are drying multiple flower types, check the contents with your tooth pick after the first 2 days to check if some flowers have dried.
Use a pot holder to remove the container from the microwave.