One of the subjects I hope to be covering on the Container Gardening For Food website is that of Herbs and Herbalism - mainly because I've taken up herbalism as a hobby.
During future growing season, I intend to dedicate some of my small garden to growing herbs, and hope to be writing articles and making videos as I go. Anything I do will be recorded and published here, the plan being it will create a hopefully useful and entertaining guide to herbalism that anyone can get good information from.
I've already created a small apothecary in the utility room and have stocked up on dried herb ingredients to get me started, but during the year I hope to be growing my own herbs and foraging for them in order to replenish my stocks.
The following video is a basic introduction to my apothecary...
There are two main reason as to why I have decided to take this herbalism theme up. Firstly because it's something I've always been interested in but have never got 'hands-on' with, and secondly because
looking at the way the world is going lately, I think it could become extremely useful knowledge to possess.
As new articles are added, I'll make links to them below...
How to Make Herbal Tinctures A herbal tincture is a liquid that contains the concentrated extract of a herb that has usually been extracted by soaking the plant material in a mixture of water and alcohol.
How to Make Herbal Infused Oil Herbal Infused Oils (or fixed oils) are created by soaking herb material in a pure vegetable-based oil and allow you to create powerful and effective healing creams, ointments, salves, balms and massage oils.
Herbalism Guide Books Overview video...
Actual Herbal Remedies & Plants
Calendula Ointment & Other Marigold Remedies Let me introduce you to Calendula (better known as the Marigold). It's a fantastic little plant, one of natures best healers, and it can be used for healing both inside and outside the body.
Be sure to check back here regularly for what I hope will unfold into a comprehensive and educational guide to herbalism - which, best of all, will be free!