I live in western KY. I have rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano that grows and comes back each year. I use the oregano mostly. When it starts to get tall, I cut with scissors and tie several long stems together. Then I hang it to dry. When it has fully dries I pull off the leaves and crumble with my fingers. then I put it in a jar and put a lid on. It is great in spaghetti and especially on the frozen pizzas...makes them edible.