6 Uses for Honeysuckle Flowers

6 Uses for Honeysuckle Flowers

Learn how to use honeysuckle flowers to make tea, tincture, salve, jelly, and more! Benefits of Honeysuckle Japanese honeysuckle has been well studied for its ability to help the body clear viruses. It’s cooling, making it useful for hot, inflamed, and swollen conditions like sore throat and colds/flu. In Chinese medicine, the unopened flower buds…

Foraging Japanese Honeysuckle

Foraging Japanese Honeysuckle

Learn how to identify Japanese honeysuckle, an edible flower that can be used for tea, tincture, jelly, and more! Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is a non-native species of honeysuckle that you’ll often find growing in the wild. The trumpet shaped edible flowers not only smell amazing, they have food and herbal medicine uses too! Because…

Honeysuckle Jelly

Honeysuckle Jelly

Learn how to make and can honeysuckle jelly. It tastes like the scent of honeysuckle, combined with a light floral sweetness! Picking & Preparation Before you can make jelly, first you’ll need to head out and pick flowers for this recipe! Picking Honeysuckle Flowers For this recipe, you need 2 1/2 cups of honeysuckle blossoms,…

Foraging Black Locust Flowers

Foraging Black Locust Flowers

Tasty and nutritious, black locust flowers are only in bloom for about two weeks each spring. Here’s how to identify and harvest them, plus ideas for using! Black locust trees (Robinia pseudoacacia), also called false acacia, are native to southeastern United States, but have spread throughout North America and the rest of the world. You’ll…

Black Locust Flower Jelly

Black Locust Flower Jelly

Learn how to turn edible black locust flowers into this delicious jelly that reminds us of the taste of peach! Preparation Flower jellies are fairly straightforward to make. First, you make an infusion, or tea, of the chosen flower and hot water, then cook that flower tea with sugar, lemon juice, and pectin to create…

How to Grow Asparagus from Seed

How to Grow Asparagus from Seed

Learn how to grow, harvest, and store homegrown asparagus from seed! Growing Details for Asparagus: Seed-Starting Start asparagus seeds indoors 2-3 months before your estimated final frost date. The seeds should be soaked in water for 24 hours first before sowing. To sow the seeds, fill a pot with soil- we use 4″ plastic pots-…

Violet Jelly Recipe

Violet Jelly Recipe

Learn how to turn violet flowers from your backyard into a delicious homemade jelly that tastes like grape! Picking Violets Violets are often found in gardens and around the edges of houses, forming gorgeous huge patches when left unchecked. Below is a photo of a small part of the large patch growing happily all along…