My First Harvest, part 2

There are many things to consider when harvesting herbs. Be sure to read up on part 1 for the first things to keep in mind when harvesting and after you know what you are going to do with your herbs and how much you need: What part of the plant do you plan to use…

My First Harvest, part 1

Excellent! You have grown an herb or found one that you have properly identified in the wild. Now it is time to harvest it. There are many things to consider before harvesting an herb. Do you need the herb? If you do not have a use for the herb its simple! DO NOT HARVEST IT!…

When is it Time to Work with a Professional Herbalist?

How long should you be exploring herbs on your own or at the suggestion of friends before you should be heading to work with a professional herbalist? This is a question that a lot of people never even ask themselves because they are unaware that professional herbalists even exist. For the sake of this article,…

Herbal Product Shelf Life

I always get worried when I am seeing people post about making a tea, decoction, or other herbal infusions and then them using them a week later. AH! If there is just water in there and no preservatives that is bad, bad, bad! Lets talk about the shelf life of different herbal products today and…