Category Archives: Herbs/Flowers

Plants from afar

It has been a good week for getting things in the mail… Many thanks to Donna for being kind enough to send some elephant garlic cloves! 🙂 They are now planted under my Enterprise and Evereste apple trees. Looking forward … Continue reading

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Wild and domesticated medicinal plants

I’ve enjoyed using herbs/plants to make tea for many years, but recently I’ve been looking more in to the ways they can be utilized in preventative and therapeutic medicinal applications. One of my favorite teas is lemon balm (melissa officinalis) … Continue reading

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Dividing the comfrey

Last spring, I planted a comfrey (symphytum officinale) plant into one of the hugelkultur beds. The plant was from a 4″ inch pot from Rolling River Nursery (www.rollingrivernursery.com). Since it was such a relatively small plant, I did not expect … Continue reading

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Garlic is in the ground

I think I have stretched last years saved garlic as long as possible. Some of the cloves were starting to dry out and turn brown. These bulbs were harvested last summer from my first hugelkultur bed. They originated from a … Continue reading

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