Food in the Midwinter Garden

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It’s surprising just how much food is growing in the gardens of Bealtaine at this time of year, the time of scarcity…but far from it! There’s the makings of a decent salad, with Fennel, Japanese salads like Mizuna and others as well as a lovely edible garnish in the form of Pansy flowers. In other […]

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Permaculture Notes from Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium ), a member of the sunflower family, has been used for centuries in European folk medicine. This sweet smelling flower is commonly associated as a remedy for headaches, arthritis, and fevers. The name Feverfew is derived from the Latin word for fever…febrifugia, meaning, fever reducer! It grows really easily from seed, self-seeding […]

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