You-Pick Medicinal Herb Garden
You must contact LuAnn to set up a time for picking medicinal herbs and/or digging roots. I can make most any time work.
Ready to Gather in Garden
All finished for the 2020 growing season thanks to the October 20 snow that seems to be hanging on and on.
I am already dreaming and browsing catalogs from Strictly Medicinal Seeds and Richters. If you have suggestions for plants to be added to the garden in 2021, please let me know. I love the challenge of trying to grow and getting to know new plants.
ROOT DIGGING DAYS
It's time! The energy of a plant flows to the roots as flowering ceases and frosts kill the aerial parts. At this point, the root yields the strongest medicine. That point is now.
Group root digging is scheduled for:
Friday, October 18, 3:30 PM
Saturday, October 19, 10:30 AM
Sunday, October 27, time to be determined
Check for updates here as these dates are dependent upon the weather.
Other times can be added as needed - if you are interested in roots and none of these times work, please let me know.
Roots to be gathered will include:
Joe Pye Weed
Poke - Let me know if you want poke root. I'll be digging that offsite and bringing it to the farm for whoever wants some.
The past 2 weeks have been filled with root digging and washing for several local herbalists and herbal learners. With the recent snow, I've canceled the Saturday, October 24 date. However, I still have several roots I will be digging for myself. If you would like to come and dig some roots after the snow melts, just let me know and I'll plan around times that work for you.
List of plants/roots available:
Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera
Burdock, Arctium lappa
California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Comfrey, Symphytum officinale 'Bocking 14'
Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale
Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea purpurea
Elecampane, Inula helenium
Joe Pye Weed, Eupatorium purpureum
Marshmallow, Althaea officinalis
Sage, Chinese Red, Salvia miltiorrhiza
Sage, Lyre Leaf, Salvia lyrata
Skullcap, Barbat, Scuterllaria barbata
Teasel, Dipsacus asperoides
Yellow Dock, Rumex crispus