Sorry to all those wanting to buy wild carrot seeds. I will harvest them later in the year and then sell some (a few) seed packets. I definitively won’t sell quantities for using them straight away – there will be seed packets only. Why should you bother growing wild carrots at all? If you want … Read more Contraceptive herb: Queen Anne’s Lace or Daucus Carota
Which vegetables you shound never buy (and grow your own)!
Need an extra portion of vitamins and minerals? Cook nettles for dinner! What I tried was a nettle quiche (probably not really a quiche). That’s what I did: Step one: Harvest about half a square meter of nettles, mine were about 30 cm high, which is pretty amazing as I chopped them to the ground … Read more Nettle Quiche, Variation #1
This year I was harvesting half of the pumpkin patch already. It was so dry that the stalks were dry and the plants died prematurely. With the dry weather, I left them outside on the ground for some days. Usually, this is later in the year and I would wait until the first frost threatens. … Read more Pumpkin Harvest season – Storing and Curing
Grow more climbing beans!
The weedy strawberry is not the alpine strawberry!
Comfrey a highly esteemed herb Some think comfrey is a panacea useful to heal wounds, broken bones against varicose veins, cough, cancer, high blood pressure to name a few. Comfrey is a herb which was held in high esteem throughout history by ancient and modern herbalists alike: Dioscorides, Paracelsus, the Australian herbalist like Isabelle Shipard … Read more Comfrey panacea or deadly poison?
Safe our bees!
How uplifting are the yellow flowers of goldenrod full of bees foraging for nectar! No wonder it is used against depression and of course for kidney and bladder complaints. I grow two species of goldenrods. One which I could not 100% identify, but it is probably solidago virgaurea, the other one is the Canadian goldenrod, … Read more Glorious Goldenrod