Food in the Midwinter Garden


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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