Tag: chickweed

Who here loves Weeds?

Who here loves Weeds?

Weeds = the common plants that grow abundantly with no help at all from the gardener. I adore them! Chickweed (Stellaria media) is one of my all-time favorite plants. It likes cooler temperatures, so it’s one of the first herbs I see pop up in the Spring…

Shades of Green

Gathering together some of the herbs used in my salve and balm (pictured left to right: Lemongrass, Green Tea, Chickweed). Aren’t they beautiful? I love all the different shades of green. The aroma is pretty plantastic too! Seems obvious, doesn’t it, that Paradise would be plant-based…

Signs of Spring

We have a big patch of green in the middle of the foot of snow in the backyard- a bumper crop of chickweed growing in our cold frame with the spinach I planted last Fall. Hawkeye still kindof thinks of chickweed as a nuisance, but for me, it’s a favorite!…

Moving Day

Moving Day

It’s finally moving day! We’re turning Hawkeye’s photography studio into ‘farm central’ so we can have all our plant projects under one roof. I’m so psyched- I’ll have a big space to play herbal mixtress in and we’ll be able to keep the paperwork organized! We’re going…

Too Many Roses (a good problem to have)

Too Many Roses (a good problem to have)

Who cares about Roses? With a reputation for being fussy and needy in the garden, I sure didn’t. The tough, hardy ones that take care of themselves (you know, the weeds) are more my style. But you almost can’t pick up an herbal medicine book and…

Spring on the Micro-Farm

Spring on the Micro-Farm

First year in the expanded garden is off to an amazing start! We took advantage of the unbelievably mild weather and got planting nice and early. Lots of seeds are already sprouting up: radish, hakurei turnip, broccoli raab, mizuna, peas. The star of the show…