Author: Sachabegg

December 2, 2018 Sachabegg

This year, I decided to prepare my winter remedies early, that way, they would be ready when I might need them this winter. So this month I made an Immunity Tincture. I wanted to have some herbal medicine that I could take if I started to come down with something, or to help boost my…

November 1, 2018 Sachabegg

Every year when the garden begins to wind down, I go through a series of mixed emotions. I am grateful for another great season and for the time spent outdoors in the garden, and look forward to another spring in the coming year. I also feel sad that it is all over, and keep thinking…

October 1, 2018 Sachabegg

Cleavers, Galium aparine Cleavers is an interesting plant that I have found volunteering in my garden for years. I had always been curious about it because it has little barbs or hooks that stick to my gloves and sleeves, and it would always ‘catch’ my attention. Unsupported, it only grows about 8-12 inches high (or…

August 28, 2018 Sachabegg

Burdock The name Burdock is a combination of the words ‘burr’ and ‘dock’ (to cut) because the burrs it produces stick to everything, and you might want to cut it down before they form! I have read that a Swiss man developed velcro by modeling it after the action of the burrs and thistles that…

August 3, 2018 Sachabegg

Elecampane is an interesting herb that popped up in an old abandoned flower bed in my yard. I had wondered for years what it was. It grew so tall, about 5-6′ with lovely yellow flowers, reminiscent of a sunflower with dainty, skinny petals. The leaves were so interesting too because they were really big and…