Field week: picking things
It's easy to pick lots of herbs when you have a couple dozen hands.
I'm teaching a week in the field in the countryside.
So today (as I write this) (yesterday, as you read this), we picked a basketful of flowering St. John's wort tops (Hypericum perforatum and possibly other species of Hypericum), a basketful (or more) of pineapple weed (Matricaria matricarioides), a basketful of various potentillas (Potentilla anserina, Potentilla argentea), and a basketful of nettles in seed (Urtica dioica), and then we picked all the flowers off a couple large musk mallows (Malva moschata) and all the rugosa roses (Rosa rugosa) we could find.
And processed the lot into oils, tinctures and to-be-dried herbs.
All in one afternoon.
I'll post pics of the baskets o'herbs later on, they were gorgeous.
Related entry: Baskets