I plant edible flowers and herbs interspersed in the ornamentals (there are hardly any ornamentals you can’t eat) in the landscape. Especially in this arid place, drying leafy things is a snap! Usually I can dry almost anything on window screens supported by saw horses. You make a sandwich of screens and 1 layer of herb or green and voila!
The problem is sometimes it rains and most people live in humid areas. I find these baskets at thrift stores, or dollar stores. They usually cost a dollar or two. You can never have enough. If you only have two baskets, be sure to cover your herbs like a clam shell in order to protect them from sunlight, dust, and moisture. You see in the picture below, you can stack them vertically:
If you live in a humid, or cloudy place-no problem! You can use your car as a convection oven! I’ve dried apricot halves on my dashboard during a road trip before, using the smaller wicker paper plate holders. With herbs, you also get a potpourri air freshener!