Wildcrafting | Using Wild Plants for Food & Health

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How to use wild plants (weeds) for food, medicine, crafts and other uses.

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We’ll share photos and tips for identififying wild cucumber, and answer some common questions about this rowdy wild neighbor.

Wild Cucumber - (Echinocystis lobata) - Good or Bad?

We’ll share photos and tips for identififying wild cucumber, and answer some common questions about this rowdy wild neighbor.

Starting seeds indoors may seem challenging, but this guide will take you through the process step by step, with troubleshooting tips to make it easy. Vegetable Garden For Beginners, Plants, Starting Seeds Indoors, Organic Gardening, Herbs, Seeds, Gardening For Beginners, Hydroponic Gardening, Seed Starting

Starting Seeds Indoors - Step by Step Guide with Troubleshooting Tips

Starting seeds indoors may seem challenging, but this guide will take you through the process step by step, with troubleshooting tips to make it easy. via @

We'll talk about what beneficial insects do in the garden, common species, host plants and tips for attracting good bugs to your garden.

Attracting Beneficial Insects (and Animals) for a Better Garden

We'll talk about what beneficial insects do in the garden, common species, host plants and tips for attracting good bugs to your garden.

Tips for harvesting rose hips and how to use them. The hips have tiny hairs that can cause irritation if you don't process them correctly, so prep wisely! Natural Health Remedies, Herbal Remedies, Rose Hip Jelly, Rosehip Tea, Dried Berries, Edible Plants, Edible Flowers, Edible Garden, Healing Herbs
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Harvesting Rose Hips for Food and Medicinal Uses

Tips for harvesting rose hips and how to use them. The hips have tiny hairs that can cause irritation if you don't process them correctly, so prep wisely!

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, is a wonderfully useful herb and makes a great companion plant. We'll share how to find it (or grow it) and how it's used.

Yarrow - The "Plant Doctor" for Your Yard and Garden

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, is a wonderfully useful herb and makes a great companion plant. We'll share how to find it (or grow it) and how it's used.

Lambs Quarters is a favorite wild food because it's easy to identify, harvest, and use. We'll share how to find it, use it and manage it in the garden.

Lambs Quarters - Wild Spinach that Tolerates Hot Weather

Lambs Quarters is a favorite wild food because it's easy to identify, harvest, and use. We'll share how to find it, use it and manage it in the garden.

The best dandelion recipes for every season: 35 tasty ways to use this free superfood all year long - Green Home DIY Dandelion Pesto Recipe, Dandelion Recipes, Dandelion Jelly, Dandelion Wine, Survival Stuff, Survival Food, Eating Dandelions, Warm Bacon Dressing, Buy Seeds
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The best dandelion recipes for every season: 35 tasty ways to use this free superfood all year long - Green Home DIY

Wondering what to do with the dandelions all over your yard? Find some of the best dandelion recipes to use this free superfood all year long.

Marsh Marigold, Caltha palustris - Weekly Weeder - range and identification, role as a wildlife habitat, uses for food and medicine.

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) - Identification and Use

Marsh Marigold, Caltha palustris - Weekly Weeder #45 - range and identification, role as a wildlife habitat, uses for food and medicine.

Common mallow is a nutritional powerhouse that can be eaten in many different ways, plus it has a long history of medicinal use and contains salicylic acid for pain relief.

Common Mallow - Nutrient Dense and Pain Relieving

Common mallow is a nutritional powerhouse that can be eaten in many different ways, plus it has a long history of medicinal use and contains salicylic acid for pain relief.

Purslane has many health benefits, and is tolerant of drought and poor soils. Try an easy recipe, and learn about its health benefits.

Purslane – One of the Most Nutritious Plants in the Garden

Purslane has many health benefits, and is tolerant of drought and poor soils. Try an easy recipe, and learn about its health benefits.

Maple Syrup - 6 Things You Need to Know About This Natural Sweetener Maple syrup is a delicious, all-natural sweetener, with unique health benefits. We about what makes maple syrup special, and how to use it. What Is Maple Syrup, Pure Maple Syrup, Make Ahead Meals, No Cook Meals, Maple Syrup Health Benefits, Maple Syrup Grades, Sauces, Processed Sugar, Survival Food
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Maple Syrup - 6 Things You Need to Know About This Natural Sweetener

Maple syrup is a delicious, all-natural sweetener, with unique health benefits. we’ll talk about what makes maple syrup special, and how to use it.

Ramps or wild leeks are usually just that. They're foraged in the early spring, by

Growing Ramps in Your Backyard

Ramps or wild leeks are usually only found growing wild. They’re foraged in the early spring, by people who happen to know a “secret” patch. More often than not, your “secret spot” is the secret spot of a dozen other people. Wild populations are in decline, so much so that they’re now listed as threatened in many states. The good news is, they’re actually pretty easy to grow at home. Here's how! #gardening #ramps #foraging #spring #practicalselfreliance

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Wildcrafting and Foraging

Although not standard “garden” elements, my weeds are also harvested for culinary and medicinal use. The “Weekly Weeder” series provides identification and usage information for many common weeds, plus there are articles on some of my favorite herbal recipes and remedies that are a must for every homesteader.

Wart and Mole Vanish is the best wart removal product that can help you dissolve warts or moles. It is natural and won't leave you scars after treatment. Home Remedies For Warts, Warts Remedy, Natural Home Remedies, Natural Healing, Herbal Remedies, Health Remedies, Natural Oil, Cold Remedies, Bloating Remedies

15 Home Remedies for Warts - Easy Home Wart Treatments

15 Home Remedies for Warts - Cheap and easy to use, these home wart treatments will help you get rid of warts on hand and fingers, plantars warts and more.

This "weed" is a blessing in disguise. We share how to identify plantain herb, broadleaf plantain benefits and how to manage it in the yard and garden.

Broadleaf Plantain – The “Weed” You Won’t Want to Be Without

Plantain, "nature's band aid", is a wonderful natural remedy for bits, stings, cuts, poison ivy and more.

Plantain weed has been called "life medicine". We'll show you how to use the fresh leaves and dried leaves for natural remedies such as salve and tea. Home Remedies For Warts, Cold Home Remedies, Natural Cold Remedies, Herbal Remedies, Holistic Remedies, Healing Herbs, Natural Healing, Medicinal Plants, Natural Medicine
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Grandma Called it Medicine Leaf - Plantain Weed Remedies

Plantain is good medicine, and these natural remedies and recipes will help you enjoy the benefits of this useful weed.