We'll explore how to use cultivated herbs and learn wildcrafting with the Weekly Weeder Series to help you identify and use wild plants.
There are a TON of ways to use plants for food, medicine, cleaning, crafts, and more. We help you learn how, easily and safely, with full color photos throughout the site.
Herbal Antibiotics – the Top 15 Herbal Antibiotics
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
Cooking with Herbs
Wildcrafting – Using Your Weeds
Although not standard “garden” elements, my weeds are also harvested for culinary and medicinal use. The “Weekly Weeder” series provides identification and usage information for many common weeds, plus there are articles on some of my favorite herbal recipes and remedies that are a must for every homesteader.
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
Eating Bugs – Free Food from Your Backyard – Another form of Wildcrafting
The Weekly Weeder Series
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!