Harvest, Horehound (Marrubium vulgaris)

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.

Horehound

Horehound

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.

Horehound Leaves

Horehound Leaves

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.

Horehound Seeds

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.

 

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About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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