Root Medicine: A Herbalist’s Guide to Digging Roots

Fall is harvest time, not only for winter storage crops like beets and carrots but for all those beautiful medicinal plants we have been watching flower and grow for many months now. Harvest provides a sense of the changing seasons and a chance to prepare our medicine cabinet for the year to come. It’s a special practice to take note … Continue reading Root Medicine: A Herbalist’s Guide to Digging Roots

Herbs ~ Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs.

 For the heart of the medicinal herbs! Knowing how to properly harvest your medicinal herbs will increase the potency and efficacy of the preparations you create. Let's understand the terminology used to describe the parts of herbs {plant parts} when harvesting. Berries and Seeds: These are the fruits of the plant, harvested when they are fully … Continue reading Herbs ~ Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs.

A Wild Foodie’s Guide To Sustainable Harvesting – Urban Moonshine

Wild foods have become highly sought after, and this has resulted in over-harvesting of popular favorites. Here is a guide to wild, sustainable harvesting. Source: A Wild Foodie's Guide To Sustainable Harvesting - Urban Moonshine

Let’s Plant Some Herbs – Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs.

Now for the heart of the medicinal herbs! Knowing how to properly harvest your medicinal herbs will increase the potency and efficacy of the preparations you create. Let's understand the terminology used to describe the parts of herbs {plant parts} when harvesting. Berries and Seeds: These are the fruits of the plant, harvested when they are … Continue reading Let’s Plant Some Herbs – Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs.

Growing Herbs.

The healing herb garden: It conjures up images of lush landscapes that indulge your eyes, sun-baked golden pathways that guide your spirit, and cool breezes that make your skin tingle. Spend some time in these lovely natural settings and you'll find it's therapeutic just being among plants. Allow the green world into your sensual realm and … Continue reading Growing Herbs.

Harvesting Herbs.

Irrespective of whether you are collecting the flowers, leaves or stems, it is suggested that you should always harvest them on a sunlit day and only when the dew has dispersed from the plants and prior to the garden being filled with the day’s full heat. In case the plants contain volatile oils, for instance, … Continue reading Harvesting Herbs.