Drying Your Own Lavender
The lavender looked so pretty this year. It is one of my favorite things to grow. Although I’ve had a few plants that didn’t make it, the ones I have now bloom well every year. I usually harvest it in early to mid-July. It certainly attracts the bumblebees! It is so fragrant when you walk by. There is something about lavender that makes it sooo romantic. I guess because of it’s French associations! Ooh la la! SOME of the bundles that I gathered to prepare for drying. I grab a bunch of…
Does Burning Sage Really Do Anything for You?
An ancient practice developed by indigenous peoples, burning sage—also known as "smudging"—has been traditionally used to help clear negative energy, but sage smudging is becoming more popular as practitioners continue to seek out new ways to relax, stay focused, and combat everyday stress. Those who engage in these cleansing rituals claim that burning dry sage can help clear the air and promote mindfulness.
Herbal Remedies & Resins for sale | In Stock | eBay
Though this herb mobile would be a beautiful addition to any kitchen, it turns out that it's as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. As we start approaching winter and the farmers market bounty...
Lemon Balm Uses as a Medicinal Herb
Scientific Name: Melissa officinalis. Other Common Names: Common balm, melissa, sweet balm, citronmeliss (Swedish), Melisse (German), meliza (Spanish). Note that ‘bee balm’ is sometimes used, incorrectly, as a synonym for lemon balm; bee balm is, in fact, another group of plants in the mint family. Distribution and Habitat: Lemon balm, a member of the mint family, is native to western Asia and was introduced centuries ago to central and southern Europe, where it is now common. Lemon balm was…
18 Soothing Ways to Use Lavender at Home
More than 20 creative ways to use lavender in crafts and cooking: lavender wreath, sachets, dryer bags, soap, linen water, syrup, lemonade and more.
Purslane Recipes: 45 Things To Do With Fresh Purslane | Chocolate & Zucchini
Did you know purslane is considered the top most nutritious food on the planet? Here are 50 inspired purslane recipes, ideas, and tips.
Plantain Herb Uses and Health Benefits
Botanical Name: Plantago major. Other Common Names: Geater or common plantain, broadleaf plantain, rippleseed plantain, wagbread, white man's foot, plantain majeur (French), groblad (Swedish), Wegerich (German), græðisúra (Icelandic), piharatamo (Finnish). Habitat: Plantain is originally native to Europe and temperate parts of Asia. The plant has now become naturalized in all temperate regions of the world. Description: Plantain is a low growing perennial plant belonging to the…
43 Healthy Herbs for Hens: the Health Benefits of Culinary Herbs - Garden Therapy
43 Healthy Herbs for Hens - Read about the 43 healthy herbs for hens in this guide by Master Gardener, herbalist, and chicken expert, Lisa Steele, on the health benefits of culinary herbs.
Tips for Eating and Harvesting Dandelions
Put all biases aside on humble dandelions. It's not just a weed marring your lawn. It's a nutrient rich edible you should try in your next salad.