In a morning lull from my daily thunderstorms, I went out to collect Horehound seeds. I am also collecting leaves from one shaded plant that is now blooming.
I like collecting in a five gallon bucket. Loose, it is not close to 5 gallons of material, but will give me plenty of leaves and flowers to dry and plenty of seed to save for next year. Perennial Horehound will come back next year too.
Just a smaller bowl of leaves and flowers to dry. If I wanted a lot of intense product, I would have collected earlier in the year. I got busy with rock beds and didn’t get er done. I decided some Horehound is better than no Horehound.
This includes the chaff, but seeds are already dropping to the bottom of the bowl. I will give it a few days then store the seeds in a small paper envelope.
I also dug more Iris rhizomes and will process the roots for Orris Root. The first batch is air drying.
My pharmacopeia is small but will grow.