Is your soil full of clay like ours?
Or maybe your in an apartment and there is nowhere to grow a garden.
Perhaps you rent and tearing up the backyard to plant all-of-the-things isn't something your landlord would approve of.
There are plenty of reasons that a full-on garden isn't an option for many people. Whether you live in the city and can only dream of living in the country or you live in the country. Your soil is less than desirable there are still lots of options for growing something wherever you are.
There is that one place in the yard. You know the one. Not much will grow there. But you're looking to use all of your spaces and use them well.
Whether you are growing food or growing your own medicine, it is essential to use up every little space and get the most out of it.
That shaded place in your yard, though, what do you do with it? What in the world can you grow in the shade that will use that space well? Believe it or not, there are a whole host of shade-loving herbs that can fill those spaces!
You read the secret garden as a little girl and imagined the vast walls of climbing plants surrounding that quiet, beautiful place. The place that shuts the world out and there was nothing to worry about except for admiring the beauty of God's creation. That and maybe the excellent book that you brought with you.
Now the garden provides you the same solace and peace. Now it's time to expand to growing your own medicines. A place that will provide you with all the natural medicines you use to heal your family. A sense of security that the herbs you need are affordable and growing right at your fingertips. St. Johns Wort for muscle and nerve pain, the beautiful echinacea flowers for colds and flu, and the tiny, yet tasty, elderberries for immune health.
But where in the world do you start with planning your own herbal tea garden? How do you grow those herbs that you intend to turn into powerful medicines?
There are lots of things to consider!
Imagine your hiking in the mountains, through the trail, and all of a sudden, something grabs on to your leg and isn't about ready to let go.
Or maybe your children or grandchildren are walking through the pasture or field and come back to the house with something stuck to their leg.
This might be how you imagine Cleavers.
Most people recall shaking hands or legs with cleavers, but cleavers are also great for the lymphatic system as well as your skin.
You might even find some ways to use it in your summer skincare. But did you know there are 25+ other things that cleavers are useful for?
My name is CeAnne, wife to my Farmer and mama to 4 adopted kiddos. I help farm lov'n mama's (and grandmas) turn common herbs into powerful medicines without being overwhelmed. Here you will find all sorts of nourishing goodness on natural medicine, herb gardening and wholesome real foods. Read more about our farm HERE.