Today I started trying to dry herbs. I'm starting with basil. I have several others I think I'll try. I'm not sure it's a good idea, but I'd rather they didn't go to seed yet and our tomatoes are just starting to ripen. If I don't cut the herbs back, they'll go to seed before I get to use any with the tomatoes. So I think if I cut them back, I'll still have fresh herbs when I have enough tomatoes to play with.