Monthly Archives: May 2013
Nettle tea sweetened with molasses is a gentle way to increase iron levels for those with low iron like myself.
Don’t harvest nettle leaves after they have flowered though. Old leaves develop “cysoliths” that can irritate the urinary tract if ingested (thanks Beverley Gray).
Eight point star
First spring ephemerals
Firrrst. Coltsfoot is always first around here.
Vi-ol-ets. I’ve made jelly with them, and to be honest, it tasted like…sugar. I’ve also made a drink syrup with them – also tasted like sugar. I think this year, we’ll pick some for salad and call it a day. Or you could always do THIS with them if you want to go really crazy.
Bloodroot. Lots more than last year, but not enough to harvest. Yet.