Herbal Garden And Wildcrafting Year

Herbal Garden and Wildcrafting Year

The herbalist garden lives year round. Those of us living in the Willamette Valley are spoiled by a temperate zone with short, mild winters matched with equally short summers. We have a immense biodiversity for wildcrafting but the vegetable garden…

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How To Make An Oxymel

How to Make an Oxymel

I like to add a little extra zing to my oxymels. I put in aromatic barks or roots or resinous plant parts that are tricky to extract in vinegar at the end of the oxymel process.

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Apple Rot City, USA – Compost 101

Apple Rot City, USA – Compost 101

Apple season has it's glories. The crisp crunch of a freshly picked apple. The bubble and plop of applesauce on the stove. The smell of apple pie cooling on the counter. Apple season also has its problems. Wasps and yellow…

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Organic Plant Spray

Organic Plant Spray

If you have roses, you have bug problems. Roses must be delicious as it seems that every garden bug has a vested interested in taking at least one bite out a rose bush. Plant Spray is a quick and easy…

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Harvesting Fresh Aloe Vera Gel

Harvesting Fresh Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera is a fabulous healer for 1st degree burns, scrapes and cuts. Many people grow aloe plants in their homes as houseplants. It's no wonder that they do. With the right amount of sun and a minimum amount of…

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