Growing & Foraging for Mullein (Plus Harvesting & Preserving tips!)

Growing & Foraging for Mullein (Plus Harvesting & Preserving tips!)

In this post, you’ll learn how to forage for mullein flowers, leaves, and roots, then how to harvest and preserve them! Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a favorite summer plant to forage! It has a unique look and lots of healthy benefits. Once you learn about mullein and the things you can make from it,…

May 2021- Plans

May 2021- Plans

May’s such a lovely month! We’ve got flowers, we’ve got early crops to harvest and eat, we’ve got sunshine and warm weather again… It’s a good month for getting things done! Of course, that’s assuming your power didn’t get knocked out by a surprise storm, like ours did. Good for getting spinning done! Not so…

Overview: April 2021

Overview: April 2021

April decided to throw some surprise cold weather at us this year, and then flipped over to switch things up with about three days of summer-like heat, which massively delayed all garden projects for the whole month. Oh, well, at least it’s nice outside now! Gardening I haven’t gotten to transplant my warm-weather crops like…

Spring Greens Lip Balm

Spring Greens Lip Balm

Use some foraged early spring greens to make a lovely little lip balm! Violet leaves, purple deadnettle, and chickweed combine with sweet almond, tamanu, and castor oil to create a soothing balm for chapped lips. Infused Oil First, you’ll want to make an infused oil to use in the lip balm. You will need: 1…