I finished dehydrating the onion crop and have now started on the mint and potatoes.
Rebecca and I picked a couple grocery bags of mint from the mint bed. Originally, it had been my herb bed, but the mint sort of took over, so I moved things around so they could have their own bed.
Then I rinsed it off with lots of cold running water, and striped the leaves off. Any brown leaves I discarded, along with a couple of ants that rode in the house on them.
As an experiment, I also started one batch of dehydrated hash browns (with onions). I tried it several ways--blanched part of it, and part I did not blanch but treated with lemon water, and part I did not blanch but soaked in lime water, and then I blanched and limed the 4th tray. It had been several years since I dehydrated potatoes and onions, and I tried all 3 methods before, but could not remember which worked best. So, I had to repeat. the winner is blanching them first then treating them with the lime water (ascorbic acid). So, I will be doing up more, now that I know the correct way. Incorrect will still work, but you will have discolored (black) potatoes instead of nice white ones.