Artichoke Leaf Tea – Easily Grown in Your Own Garden!

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Plant some artichokes or cardoons in your perennial border! It will look amazing, gives you yummy artichokes, or in the case of cardoons hearty winter meals and all the leaves you want for artichoke leaf tea. Why would you drink such a nasty bitter tasting tea made out of bristly coarse leaves? An elderly Chilean … Read more Artichoke Leaf Tea – Easily Grown in Your Own Garden!

Chickweed Salve is Super Easy to Make!

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I still don’t know what to capitalize in headlines buit that’s another story…. To the chickweed salve: salves are generally way easier to make than creams. Creams are not rocket science either but you have to incoorporate the water base into the oil base and that is like making a good mayonnaise, it takes a … Read more Chickweed Salve is Super Easy to Make!

Poke Tincture – the most Beautiful Tincture ever! (Phytolacca Americana)

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Pokeberries: I planted one bed together with echinaceas. They look SO pretty! I harvested the ripe ones and threw them in some vodka. I know this is strong medicine and to be taken seriously, but later I found out that small (very small) doses do a lot of good things. The alcohol turned magenta immediately. … Read more Poke Tincture – the most Beautiful Tincture ever! (Phytolacca Americana)

How to tell chickweed apart from other weeds & delicious chickweed pesto!

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Chickweed Abundance! Now it’s chickweed time (however, the pesto is reserved for the warmer days)! If you have no other abundance in the garden right now you will probably have chickweed, provided that your soil is reasonably rich in nitrogen. Use chickweed directly after harvesting, it gets limp quickly. Chickweed is such a delicate herb … Read more How to tell chickweed apart from other weeds & delicious chickweed pesto!

Tree Pruning – NOT a work for cheap contractors!

If you think tree pruning is hard yakka, which is better left to some rough and tough boys demanding strength and no knowledge you might end up with some dead trees. Beautiful generations-old trees can be ruined in one poor pruning job – pruning might be hard yakka but required knowledge too. Today, we worked … Read more Tree Pruning – NOT a work for cheap contractors!