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Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Weed Growth ~ Pot planted vs. Ground Growing ~ Mullein and Burdock

Mullein planted in a pot last year and survived winter, but it's small.

Mullein that popped up in a bed close to the house, along with burdock.  Big difference in size.  I think this bed will be my weed bed now, aside from the mints.  I need a bed in the ground somewhere for those.

Burdock.  I never planted this in a pot, as it grows wild all over the place.


Wildflower Adventures said...

I would enjoy knowing what you do with the plants such as when you harvest them & what you make with them. I've made dandelion jelly & would like to make things with other wild plants. I've been wanting to try making some tea but not taken the steps to know how to do it. We have chocolate mint & cat nip growing in the garden that I've wanted to try tea making.

Goatldi said...

Lucky you.

Mullein grew wild at my last county but only above 1500 feet. I may have to head higher up the mountain to find it here.

Lady Locust said...

Both grow wild around here. I never thought about planting them. I just go "find" them (like I have to hunt for them - ha, pretty tough:0))

Kristina said...

Wildflower Adventures, I use the mullein for a tincture (colds, coughs etc) and I use the Burdock root for an infused oil to make hair health oil. I heard you can eat the burdock leaf, but haven't looked into that just yet.

Kristina said...

Goatldi, I was so shocked when I saw it in the ground (mullein), and tickled pink. I hope I get more of it next year.

Kristina said...

Lady Locust, I'd have to go hunt a campground hiking area to find them otherwise, but it's nice to have it right here. We have lots of plantain here though, clevers, and chickweed too.

RB said...

Interesting experiment.
Well, now we know, don't we.
Mother Earth is best. LOL
God bless you all.

Kristina said...

RB, yes Mother Earth knows best.

Cockeyed Jo said...

Don't fool with Mother Nature.

Kristina said...

Cockeyed Jo, yep