We've been here on the farm over 20 years, so.....here goes
St. John's Wort (can become invasive) Sciatica remedy
Fireweed-flu and cold...jelly
Calendula-wound salves, calming tea
Yellow Dock-liver and bowel support
Burdock-Liver support, anti-cancer
Mullein-spine issues, pain (flowers), lung support
Motherwort-emotional support, heart health
Clary Sage-gift from LadyB
Plantain-wound salves and lung grunge
Elcampane-flu and cold
False Solomon's Seal
Hawthorn-heart (planted two trees in the garden)
My husband has drawn a line in the garden, he says once and for all your plants will not be allowed to grow past here...He's such a funny man
Mother Nature planted many of my herbs and I've encouraged them to stay and make themselves to home
I have a nice little herb garden and access to some wild herbs out in the country. The most notable is my lemon balm, which has spread all over near and far. I take that as a hint that I should probably use her more often! I dry quite a bit for tea. My little boy loves it in the winter, especially when he has a cold. I have also been making a nice lemon balm pesto once a week. I wish I knew how to preserve some of that for winter!
How about making Lemon Balm jelly. You could also freeze some fresh herb for winter use.
It amazes me how far Lemon Balm can travel, we've found small stands of it in the woods far from my herb garden...lol
In my little garden we've got a pomegranite tree, typical kitchen herbs like sage and rosemary and thyme (this year missing the parsley, tut tut, I should work on that), some echinacea in pots, 2nd year growth, I'm aiming to make my own ech tincture seeing as I use so much of it.... lavender, lots of roses, calendula and comfrey.... and a shed load of peppermint that can only be shifted with consistent mojito drinkin in the summer months... I'd love to work on a bigger garden but I have to over come my personal laziness (the plot of land available to me is about 10 minutes drive away) and water issues (there's no water mains)..... actually the only real issue is personal laziness, I always use work as an excuse but it's time to get movin!
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