Autumn is the best time to harvest roots!
As the aerial parts of a plant die back, the energy goes underground into root storage for overwinter. Here are some roots that are available now:
Burdock, Arctium lappa
California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale
Echinacea, Echinacea purpurea
Java Ginseng, Talinum paniculatu
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
Valerian, wild, Valeriana officinalis
If you would like to gather some roots, let me know a few days and times that work for you and I'm sure we can arrange it.
Winter is a time for dreaming!
No planting, no digging, no harvesting. Time to enjoy a warm cup of herbal tea while curled up with seed catalogs for the next season. Here are a couple of my favorites.
Strictly Medicinal Seeds