You-Pick Medicinal Herb Garden
Weekly Update
10/23/20

REMEMBER:

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:

Ashwagandha

Burdock

California Poppy

Dandelion

Echinacea

Elecampane

Joe Pye Weed

Marshmallow

Mullein

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.

Teasel

Valerian

Yellow Dock

Root Digging

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

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