Spring Weed Walk

Discuss all aspects of herbal medicine and weed wisdom with other wise women and green witches... ask questions, share harvesting tips, plant allies, remedies, body care tips and personal experiences.

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Spring Weed Walk

Postby Lady Alinor » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:27 am

It's SPRING! Let's go Foraging!

We are already eating WILD GREENS! I'm so excited hahaha can't you tell?!

Anyone harvesting Chickweed yet?
Susun Weed and Archives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uCbddg2bOg
http://web.archive.org/web/201308211647 ... =19&t=7256
http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/M ... ngwise.htm
Green Deane
http://www.eattheweeds.com/chickweed-connoisseurs-2/
Rosalee de la Foret
https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/ch ... -uses.html

We are seeing the first of the Dandelions
Susun Weed and Archives
http://web.archive.org/web/201310240959 ... f=19&t=431
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxJ_reyhH1g ... I LOVE Susun in this video, She is a Goddess!
Green Deane
http://www.eattheweeds.com/dandelions-hear-them-roar/

Any Oxalis yet?
Susun Weed
http://www.herbshealing.com/herbal_ezin ... -walk.html
http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/A ... ngwise.htm
Green Deane
http://www.eattheweeds.com/oxalis-how-t ... r-sorrels/
Kiva Rose
http://medicinewomansroots.blogspot.com ... reens.html

What else?
Hmmmmm, Miner's Lettuce, White Clover, ......

What else is being harvested right now...or not considering the snow storms of late. ?

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Re: Spring Weed Walk

Postby ItalianBee » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:11 am

Wow, Lady A! Spring greens already? We still can't see the ground for snow! All I'm harvesting is thyme and rosemary from my windowsill plants - but I love thyme and rosemary.

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Re: Spring Weed Walk

Postby WhiteHorse » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:15 pm

I'm getting chick weed, hairy bitter cress, and the coltsfoot flowers are coming up!!!

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Re: Spring Weed Walk

Postby Lady Alinor » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 pm

My oldest just told me that he's been eating 'wild' greens when walking into town, I'm so proud of him!

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Re: Spring Weed Walk

Postby WhiteHorse » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:42 pm

Yarrow! My grandson is visiting and he has asked if we can go mushroom hunting! Maybe we will find some oysters.

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Re: Spring Weed Walk

Postby Lady Alinor » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:55 am

ItalianBee, I LOVE Rosemary! Thyme, I'm still getting to know in the kitchen and I haven't had much need of it medicinally.
I read where it is specific for whooping cough, and bronchitis, the PNW has many cases of whooping cough, even in the vaccinated ( are newly vaccinated 'shedding' virus ??). I wonder if thyme tea would also work as a preventive....let's say one has kids in school and a classmate has contracted whooping cough, or again the newly vaccinated 'shedding' the bacterium. My oldest son had a rough bout with whooping cough in the early 80's, even though he was up on his vaccines he still got sick...oh my, THAT was a horrible cough!
Thymes uses include expectorant, antispasmodic, bronchodilator, carminative, antioxidant, antibacterial against Staph aureus, antifungal, diuretic, vermifuge.
I guess I'll be trying to grow Thyme again, it's an annual in my garden, I just cannot overwinter thyme.

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Re: Spring Weed Walk

Postby WhiteHorse » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:45 pm

I love rosemary as well! It doesn't over winter well here but some folks have success bringing it in. I've hardly used thyme at all, even in cooking. My son also had whooping cough when he was young. It was a direct result of the vaccine. it was the final thing that helped me choose to stop vaccinations. My daughters were never vaccinated, never had antibiotics, and rarely had colds.
I like to make Rosemary oil. I love it on my skin and hair!
the ramps are starting to poke through the leaves! I get so excited this time of year!

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Re: Spring Weed Walk

Postby ItalianBee » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:14 am

On the subject of overwintering thyme and rosemary, I just have a container garden so I bring them inside. They are the only two of the herbs I grow that have made it through the winter, even inside, on a consistent basis. Rosemary doesn't mind my cold bedroom window, but I have had success with the thyme by moving the pot out of the kitchen window (where it lives) at night. Plus the variety might make a difference - right now I have plain old garden thyme, but I've had other varieties, not all as successful.

We've just been hit with a couple more multi-inch nor'easters, so we're still not seeing ground or any spring greens.... sigh.


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