Mrs. Homegrown here:
Okay, so in a previous post I talked about growing Calendula. This post I’m going to talk about harvesting and drying it. The next post I’ll do on the topic will be about making a skin-healing salve from the dried petals, olive oil and beeswax.
|Alien beauty. A seed head in its early stages. The seeds are the green things that look like bugs.|
|Only the driest petals go in the jar. All that debris around the jar is stuff that’s not dry enough yet.|
Label and date all your herbs. Even if you think you’ll never forget, somehow or another you will, and at some future find yourself standing at your cupboard, holding a jar full of strange plant matter and saying to yourself, “What is this?”