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Broadleaf Plantain: Pictures, Flowers, Leaves and Identification

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago major) is wild, edible and nutritious food. Identify broadleaf plantain via its pictures, habitat, height, flowers and leaves.

One of my favourite seasonal treats from the forest garden is the hostas. No, no spelling mistake: hostas are really edible. In fact, they are a near perfect forest garden crop. Woodland is the nat…

Eating hostas

One of my favourite seasonal treats from the forest garden is the hostas. No, no spelling mistake: hostas are really edible. In fact, they are a near perfect forest garden crop. Woodland is the nat.

Pine Needle Tea - You may not realize that Pine Needle Tea contains 4-5 times the Vitamin C of fresh-squeezed orange juice, and is high in Vitamin A.

Pine Needle Tea - Pine Needle Tea contains times the Vitamin C of fresh-squeezed orange juice, and is high in Vitamin A.

1 Lb Spearmint cut (Mentha spicata)

great herb and used widely. It can be invigorating for the mind, senses, and pyshic awareness as an aromatic. Also Spearmint is useful in dream and mojo bags to call positive bright energy.

hostas are really edible. In fact, they are a near perfect forest garden crop. hosta clump

Eating hostas

hosta clump: One of my favourite seasonal treats from the forest garden are the hostas. No, no spelling mistake: hostas are really edible. In fact, they are a near perfect forest garden crop.

Mullein leaves have a moistening, lubricating effect on the synovial membranes… so that it is hydrating to the spine and joints. It is often indicated in back injuries or a “kink in the back”. People think they are untreatable and incurable, but an increase the synovial fluids will make the spine more pliable and comfortable. The vertebra will slip back into place more readily, pain and inflammation will decrease and the condition will get better. Use the root as tea or a few drops of…

Mullein leaves have a moistening, lubricating effect on the synovial membranes… so that it is hydrating to the spine and joints. It is often indicated in back injuries or a “kink in the back”. People think they are untreatable and incurable

Hostas are edible:  In the spring, the young, green, tightly wrapped shoots are juicy and succulent and taste like asparagus or lettuce. Variegated shoots taste the same, while the red bulbous bases of some hosta varieties are less juicy and may have a trace of bitterness.

Harvest your hostas

Hostas are edible: In the spring, the young, green, tightly wrapped shoots are…

Meadowsweet (Älggräs) Latin name:  Filipendula ulmaria Swedish name: Älggräs.  Literally ‘Elk grass’. Grows in damp places (marshes, fens, swamps, wet meadows, woods) Native to Europe and western Asia member of the Rose family fragrant it has been used to spice beer (mead) and for herbal tea contains salicylic acid (a pain killer, found in aspirin) used in midsummer and wedding celebrations

Meadowsweet (Älggräs)

Sometimes referred to nature’s aspirin, Meadowsweet is one of the most common herbs, growing wild throughout Europe and Asia, and naturalized to grow throughout North America’s Eastern coast. It is licensed as a standard medicinal tea in Germany.

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