Welcome to the 25th edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday!
While traditional wildcrafting refers to gathering herbs and plants in the wild to use for food and medicine, this is a blog hop is open to all posts herbal – wild or cultivated – and homesteading related.
Please share your stories on how you incorporate herbs into day-to-day life. We welcome anything and everything herbal – from crafts to cleaning to tinctures to cooking. Home remedies for common ailments are especially appreciated.
Self-sufficient living and back-to-basics tips to save food, money, and resources are great, too – if it involves traditional methods of homemaking and home healing then we want to read about it! Maybe you’ve got a sweet stillroom, a beautiful herb garden or a handy cold frame – tell us about it.
Do you use herbs in a special way for Valentine’s Day or for other gifts? It’s always a good time to show someone you love them , so please share your posts.
If you’re interested in starting some of your own wildflowers/plants from seed, many seeds are available from Mountain Rose Herbs, as well as other mail order seed companies. It’s very common for wild plants to require cold stratification to improve germination. This means that they should be stored for a time in freezing conditions for best results. (This mimics their natural cycle.) Ordering seeds now gives you time to cold treat before you start the seeds.
The Weekly Weeder posts (where I talk about common garden weeds) will be starting up again in spring. Meanwhile, you can now view all of last season’s posts on the Natural Health page.
|Many of the plants in this series can be found at Mountain Rose Herbs|
I’m joining up with Kathy at Mind, Body and Sole and Sharon at Wood Wife’s Journal to host Wildcrafting Wednesday, a link up for all things wildcrafting. To view the complete guidelines, see the mullein post. Please add your wildcrafting link below, and then link your post back to one of the hosts sites for the hop.