Author: Sachabegg

July 1, 2018 Sachabegg No comments exist

For this month’s herb of the month, I thought I would relate a story of how I have been using my herbs to make a poultice. My husband has recently injured himself. He has overworked the muscles on the left side of his rib cage, strained them with a lingering cough, and then followed up…

May 29, 2018 Sachabegg No comments exist

Red Raspberry Leaf – Rubus idaeus, Rubus strigosus Red Raspberry is a plant that most of use are very familiar with. It grows wild amongst the other brambles and weeds in wild fields and forgotten pastures and orchards. Its fruit is a lovely and delicious berry that is great in salads, or just as it…

March 26, 2018 Sachabegg No comments exist

Cloves, Caryophyllus aromaticus Cloves are aromatic flower buds that grow on clove trees in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and India among other countries. The flower buds are harvested and laid out on mats to dry in the sun for about 3 days. Then they are sorted and sifted and brought to market. Cloves are a popular cooking…

February 21, 2018 Sachabegg No comments exist

Catnip – Nepeta cataria Catnip is a hardy perennial. It can grow from 3 to 5 feet tall! It likes full sun, and can tolerate dry conditions. Left to flower and set seed, it will seed itself all around the garden, and beyond it as well. It is a member of the mint family and…

January 29, 2018 Sachabegg No comments exist

Lemonbalm, Melissa officinalis Let’s talk about lemonbalm! Lemonbalm is a very aromatic perennial herb that likes lots of room to grow. It grows well in full sun or part shade, and it gets a bit wider each year. It is easy to divide in the spring. Just dig up the whole plant and cut it…