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Apothecara: Thyme to relax

On a damp January day, the smell of lavender and calendula fills my home.  Ready to reclaim the mason jars, I was determined to fill the sachets with my home grown lavender and calendula. Recipe: 2 Tablespoons of Epsom Salt 1 Tablespoon Lavender Blossom 1 Tablespoon Calendula Keep the tub clean and use linen drawstring sachets  

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Blossoms of Permaculture

Practically imperfect the chamomile is leggy and wild in the permaculture of U-Relish Farm.  Grown from seed this winter the plant needed the burgeoning blossoms remove in order to facilitate further growth.      Harvesting the blossom for allergy relief and the anti histamine properties, you simply rake off the blossoms as a fragrant wisp… Continue reading Blossoms of Permaculture

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Apothecara: Peppermint permaculture 

Growing permaculture means that the mint grows in the cracks and the edges of the urban landscape.  Five varieties flourish in their third season, thy include; mojito, chocolate, banana and wooly apple.  Pictured here is peppermint.  I use a hod, pictured above so I can wash in the harvest outside. Shaking off the excess water,… Continue reading Apothecara: Peppermint permaculture