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Culinary and Medicinal Herbs

Postby panamint_patty » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:42 pm

Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis)
The original marshmallow treat was made using the roots, but nowadays there is none of this plant in the marshmallows you buy at the store. The roots are supposed to be good for the respiratory tract and have been considered as a treatment for coronavirus infections.
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Re: Culinary and Medicinal Herbs

Postby panamint_patty » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:47 pm

The Natural History of the Marshmallow
And this video connects the plant with the confectionery treat.
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Postby panamint_patty » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:54 pm

Survival Medicine - Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis)
Good info on the marsh mallow plant.
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Re: Culinary and Medicinal Herbs

Postby panamint_patty » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:12 am

Grow Lavender from Seed
This guy grows a lot of lavender! :sun:
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Re: Culinary and Medicinal Herbs

Postby panamint_patty » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:31 am

Lavender Farm: Behind the Scenes Tour
Spectacular gardens in British Columbia. Not something that could be replicated in the desert, but I believe lavender can be grown in even desert conditions.
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Re: Culinary and Medicinal Herbs

Postby panamint_patty » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:26 am

DE LA COUR RANCH: Lavender Harvest
This is the small farm on the way up to Horseshoe Meadows near Lone Pine. The property is 40 acres and the road sort of cuts through the middle of it.
The Munstead and Hidcote come in first. These two are shorter stemmed, a tight bloom with a sharp fragrance. By early July, the Provence and Grosso are ready. These two are very tall stemmed, a sweet bloom, and quite showy. All or our varieties are grown in native soil with no amendments or sprays. Our lavender is organic and cooking grade.

https://delacour-ranch.com/lavender-harvest/
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Re: Culinary and Medicinal Herbs

Postby tronagirl » Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:52 am

Planting and Growing Lavender
panamint_patty: Thanks for posting all those awesome videos! I always wondered about that place near Lone Pine on the way up the mountain.
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Re: Culinary and Medicinal Herbs

Postby twister » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:34 am

Echinacea at Lavender Fields Herb Farm :talk:
This would be a good one to have in any garden. Long-blooming and colorful!
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Re: Culinary and Medicinal Herbs

Postby wildrose » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:09 am

How to Prune Lavender
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Pruning lavender plants and bushes are essential at least once a year to make sure the plant is healthy and it lives longer. If you don’t prune lavender regularly, the plants will get woody and will produce fewer flowers. If you don’t prune lavender at least once a year (twice is recommended) you will get large woody stems as opposed to nice, lush green foliage.

https://fignut.com/lavender/
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Re: Culinary and Medicinal Herbs

Postby cloud » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:27 am

How To Grow Lavender Plant -Farm In Pine, Arizona
Beautiful little farm. She says that each plant receives one gallon of water twice per week during the growing season.
The farm also sits in a near-perfect climate zone for growing lavender. The high elevation and dry air actually produces higher concentrations of oils within the plants, which gives them increased healing and aromatic properties.

https://www.pinelavenderfarm.com/about-us
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