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. 

   
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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?





35 comments:

  1. I would love to try to grow garlic in our garden this year... wouldn't fresh garlic be simply divine?!?

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  2. My cats would love it if I grew catnip and it would be fun, but I really would like to grom peppermint leaf so I could steep some tea, good for belly aches, discomfort..

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  3. For soo many reasons, lavender.

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  4. I would like to grow peppermint to make my own peppermint tea! That way I would know exactly what was in my tea and how it was grown.

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  5. I would love to plant so many different herbs. I guess I would choose oregano as of now because we love it so much!
    Juanita

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  6. I would like to grow garlic because it has so many culinary uses and also good for health

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  7. I have been wanting to learn more about and grow comfrey.

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  8. I would love to grow Basil because I do like to cook with it.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  9. I'd like to grow elderberries. I use them every winter during cold season. It would be nice to have my own supply.

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  10. I'd like to grow chamomile as I drink a lot of herbal tea.

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  11. I would like to grow garlic because it is a natural antibiotic.

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  12. id love to grow basil. ive grown that before so id like to do it again

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  13. I'd like the beet root because it would be good for me considering my health conditions

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  14. I would love to try my hand at echinacea because it is so healthy for the body but I also love growing typical herbs like basil, cilantro, garlic, etc
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  15. basil because i could use it in so many recipes

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  16. I already have some lemon basil and cinnamon basil. I am going to be adding peppermint, rosemary and echinacea this year..I hope to add a little more as I get more comfortable

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  17. I would be interested in the onion powder because I learned it can reduce blood pressure-had no idea!

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  18. I would like to try the Jasmine Green Tea

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  20. i would like to grow 'arnica' and 'tumeric' because of their pain relief qualities.

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  21. this would be great to have for all kind of the stuff you can make with herbs

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  22. I would like to grow catnip because my kitty needs love too. Otherwise I'd like to grow chamomile for teas.

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  23. I would love to try the bentonite clay because I've heard that it's so good for drawing out toxins.

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  24. I would love to grow Yarrow flower. It has so so many uses that would suit my families needs.Yarrow can be used for all childhood diseases. A yarrow ointment or tea is used for sores, including chicken pox and smallpox, also old wounds.and a few more;
    Colds, Female problems,Fever,Flu-influenza
    Menstruation, profuse, irregular
    Mucous membranes,Pleurisy,Pneumonia
    Urinary problems, Especially good for fevers-produces perspiration. Opens pores and has relaxing action on skin. It is really an all around must have.

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  25. I use very little salt in my cooking so I need the flavor of herbs. Garlic and Basil are ones that I use most often. Growing them myself would not only be fun, it would also be convenient and save money. What can be fresher than something right out of the garden?

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  26. I like cumin because I cook with it often.

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  27. I would love to grow Black Tea so that I can make my own fresh tea from scratch.

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  28. beet root powder

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I want to try growing Basil. Yum!

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  30. lavender,,just for the beautiful scent and the way it looks is just so beautiful

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  31. I'd love to try the garlic. We use it in just about everything!

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  32. I'd like to try the Catnip Herb - Cut, organic for our cat.

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  33. I would like to grow Rosemary because fresh is so expensive.

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  34. Astragalus root is most popular for stimulating the immune system. My immune system needs this.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  35. I would be most interested in growing Lavendar. it makes great tea and smell so good when sewn up in sachets.

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