I’ve tried dry trimming and wet trimming. I prefer wet, the leaves stand out better where they curl up and are harder to distinguish when they dry.
This year, I did live trimming, cutting most of the leaves off while the plant is still in the ground.
This was very easy and had the added advantage of collecting the leaves for compost directly on the bed for next year.
Biggest harvest ever, these are Durban Poison and Critical Mass. Still have two plants in the garden, not ready yet.
Drying in the basement, next to the dehumidifier. This has worked well for me for years.