Herbs and Wildcrafting

Herbs and Wildcrafting Featuring the Weekly Weeder Series

Wildcrafting – Using Your Weeds

Although not standard “garden” elements, my weeds are also harvested for culinary and medicinal use. I write a “Weekly Weeder” series during the growing season, along with other weed related posts.

Recommended Wildcrafting Reference Books – Weekly Weeder #1

Chickweed – Weekly Weeder #2

Thistle – Weekly Weeder #3

Clover – Weekly Weeder #4

Chicory – Weekly Weeder #5

Queen Anne’s Lace – Weekly Weeder #6

Ragweed – Weekly Weeder #7

Butter and Eggs – Weekly Weeder #8

Canada Goldenrod – Weekly Weeder #9

Common Milkweed – Weekly Weeder #10

Evening Primrose – Weekly Weeder #11

New England Aster – Weekly Weeder #12

Common Mullein- Weekly Weeder #13

Common Plantain – Weekly Weeder #14

Shepherd’s Purse – Weekly Weeder #15

Common Nettle – Weekly Weeder #16

Common Dandelion – Weekly Weeder #17

Ox-eye Daisy – Weekly Weeder #18

Catnip – Weekly Weeder #19

Bulk organic herbs, spices and essential oils.

Winter Cress – Weekly Weeder #20 – Barbarea vulgaris

Lamb’s Quarters – Weekly Weeder #21 – chenopodium album

Wild Geranium – Weekly Weeder #22 – Geranium maculatum

Common Blue Violet – Weekly Weeder #23 – Viola sororia sororia

Prickly Wild Lettuce – Weekly Weeder #24 – Lactuca serriola

Creeping Charlie – Weekly Weeder #25 – Glechoma hederacea

Sulphur Cinquefoil  – Weekly Weeder #26 – Potentilla recta

Birdsfoot trefoil – Weekly Weeder #27 – Lotus corniculatus

Purslane – Weekly Weeder #28 – Portulaca oleracea

Pineapple Weed – Weekly Weeder #29 – Matricaria discoidea

Common Burdock – Weekly Weeder #30 – Arctium minus

Common Mallow  – Weekly Weeder #31 – Malva neglecta

Curly Dock – Weekly Weeder #32 – Rumex crispus

Jewelweed – Weekly Weeder #33 – Impatiens capensis

Common Yarrow – Weekly Weeder #34 – Achillea millefolium

Joe Pye Weed  – Weekly Weeder #35 – Eupatorium maculatum

Heath Aster – Weekly Weeder #36 – Aster ericoides

Wild Cucumber – Weekly Weeder #37 – Echinocystis lobata

Velvetleaf  – Weekly Weeder #38 – Abutilon theophrasti

Bay Leaf – Weekly Weeder #39

Comfrey  – Weekly Weeder #40 – Symphytum officinale

Quackgrass  – Weekly Weeder #41 – Elymus repens

Dame’s Rocket – Weekly Weeder #42 – Hesperis matronalis

Tansy – Weekly Weeder #43 – Tanacetum vulgare

Wild Strawberry – Weekly Weeder #44 – Fragaria virginiana

Marsh Marigold – Weekly Weeder #45 – Caltha palustris

Canada Mayflower – Weekly Weeder #46 – Maianthemum canadense

Field Pennycress – Weekly Weeder #47 – Thlaspi arvense

Blue-eyed Grass – Weekly Weeder #48 – Sisyrinchium montanum

White Sweet Clover – Weekly Weeder #49 – Melilotus alba

Oxeye Daisy


Herbal Antibiotics – the Top 15 Herbal Antibiotics

The Best Herbs and Spices for Colds and Flus

Herbal Remedies for PMS

Cold and Cough Care Syrup and Tea Recipes

Preparedness – Homegrown Medicinals – how I store my herbs, brief over view of chocolate mint, mullein blossoms, lemon balm, red clover blossoms, yarrow, catnip, chamomile, raspberry leaf, hyssop, and mullein

Wildcrafting 101 – The first time I went wildcrafting for medicinal herbs – mullein, St. John’s Wort and Red Clover

“Real” Healing Potions – Introducing the boys to wildcrafting. medicinal uses of yarrow and plantain

The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms Review

Learn Herbs As Food And As Medicine in the Online Herbal Course

How to Grow Stevia and Make Homemade Stevia Extract

How to Infuse Herbs in Oil, Water, Vinegar, Alcohol or Honey

How to Make Homemade Extracts- Vanilla, Lemon and Almond

Eating Bugs – Free Food from Your Backyard – Another form of Wildcrafting

Herbs Gone Wild!- herbal e-book reviews

Cooking with Weeds – Goosefoot Pie and Sauteed Milkweed Pods


Grandma Called it Medicine Leaf – Medicinal Properties of Plantain, How to Infuse Plantain in Oil

How to Make Salve with Infused Oils


Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots

How to Make Dandelion Wine and Cookies

Bottling the Dandelion Wine

Tasting the Dandelion Wine


Elderberry Health Benefits

How to Make Elderberry Wine

Elderberries – How to Make Syrups and Jellies

Cooking with Herbs

Cooking with Herbs – What to Use When

Don’t Cry Over Cut Onions

Not on my site, but a great read – “Weeds: Guardians of the Soil”

I just rediscovered the book “Weeds- Guardians of the Soil” thanks to Phil Nauta, The Smiling Gardener.  I had read a page of this book years ago, and wanted to read the rest of it ever since.  Thanks, Phil!

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Herbs and Wildcrafting Featuring the Weekly Weeder Series

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