Planting out and preparing for harvests: seedlings and canning jars

Today I got a lot of plants in the ground. I lined the front walk with calendula, which I hope to harvest for tincture, and then interspersed that with blood-drop emlets, which I am growing because they are beautiful and I hope to get seeds. The very fancy and expensive Japanese morning glory seeds I […]

Success & Failure with Plantain: Tincture & Salve

Last weekend I started the second tincture. Since there were (as usual) so many of them growing in the garden, I decided to work with plantain. The variety growing here is Plantago major. According to Bartram’s, this is “one of the most versatile of herbal medicines.” You can use the seeds, the roots, or the […]