A new moon welcome to our new plants! Lemon verbena in a large pot with hopes of it being a perennial in the greenhouse, white sage and stevia, a viny treat for our hummie friends, comfrey companion to strawberries, wood betony who I've wanted a long time, elderberry and blackberry behind her, and little miss figgy. Here's to happy flowers, fruits, leaves and roots!
Looks like we have plenty to do on the upcoming rainy days! #leeks #potatoleeksoup #leeksandmushrooms #friedleeks #leeksfordays
Found a bunch on our treasure hunt today. I may have found more than the mushroom man, but who's counting?! #mushroomhunting #morchella #njmyco #njmycologicalassn
Everything about Schisandra makes me happy! This vine is quickly giving my porch privacy and the wonderful smell of what I'll describe to be citrus blossoms and jasmine combined. Each little flower will produce a grape-like bunch of little berries that will slowly turn from green to red by Sept. It's a long wait for these berries, but the scent wafting through my front door is medicine of it's own kind! #schisandra #smellisintoxicating #wuweizi #fiveflavoredfruit
I planted these carrots last fall with the greatest intention of creating some sort of row cover/hot box over them so we could have carrots all winter. Well, that didn't quite work as planned. But boy do we have a feast of early baby carrots now! If I'd left them in they would've gone to seed, leading to serious carrot chaos.
We'll just call this a rustic patio. But at least the tile pile is gone and I have a new space for some lucky plant and I'm not slipping on a mud trail when it rains. (No you can't hire me. I'm sticking to teas in case you were worried.)
Dandelions, chickweed and all kinds of other springtime herbs are popping up. I know I'm hungry for them! Time to transition ourselves. Some like to "detox" this time of year. But there's no need to clear it all out with some crazy cleanse. Dandelion, chickweed, asparagus, etc., all help by giving our body nutrients we've been missing and help support our liver so that it can better do its job. I'm drinking Detoxic Avenger daily and devouring spinach! What are you doing? Do you make wild greens pesto? Come visit me today have some tea and share some recipes!
The dark days of winter made for one super dark carrot! This will be one cosmic pot of soup! #hiddenwinterveggies #winterharvest
Ok, I'm a little late on this one. It is heart health month. And based off of people's posts this winter, I think we could all use a little more love! Happy Heart tea will be on sale for the rest of the month at @wildcraftherb . $2 off! #happyheart #happyhearttea #teasale #hearthealth #rose #jasmine #lavender #hawthorn #motherwort
Someone's been going a little bit crazy with tinctures this winter! They're easy to make and a great way to extend the life of your herbs. I had an abundance of some herbs, and others that just weren't getting used fast enough in tea form. Most alcohol tinctures will last for years. If you don't want to use alcohol, there are other options such as vinegar, glycerin, honey or even oils. #tinctures #herbaltinctures #preservingherbs #winterjobs