Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Bulk Herb Store *Sponsor Review
I love the thought of growing my own herbs and utilizing them in teas and cooking. Sometimes the task seems daunting though, there are so many different herbs so how do I know which will be the best for my family? How do I go about growing, drying and storing them? I think this is a question even for some seasoned gardeners and homesteaders. I was so excited to find the Bulk Herb Store and their years of wisdom and experience. They sell bulk herbs, herbal mixes, accessories, Berkey water filters and more. You can spend hours browsing their website and all of the great herbs that they sell, as well as what they are useful for!
Spring is in the air and it is time for us to learn about herbs from Making Herbs Simple, a DVD set by Shoshanna Easling and Debi Pearl.
This video takes us step by step on identifying the herbs already growing in our backyards! This video is great to watch with the kids. The companion guidebook comes with the DVD and you can take that out with you to look for the herbs, a scavenger hunt for the kids! Identifiying what is already growing gets you a step ahead in gathering herbs to dry out for later. Look for peppermint, Nettles, Comfrey and more. This video also teaches how to use those herbs to make tinctures, poultices and more.
Making Herbs Simple Volume 2 picks up with identifying additional herbs like Queen Anne's Lace, Mustard Seed and Dandelions. The Dandelion is so versatile, you can utilize every part of it. I have made dandelion jelly before and it was so wonderful! Had a beautiful honey flavor to it. We just started having some dandelions popping up in the yard, so excited for spring!
Some of these herbs will just grown naturally and you will have to go on a hunt, others you will be able to grow yourself. The drying and storing techniques are going to be useful which ever route you choose to go.
Social Media Links
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Visit Bulk Herb Store, herb page and tell me an herb you would be most interested in trying/growing and why?