Why dry and store herbs?
You may have collected more herbs than you’ve been able to use, or you might have plants in your own garden which you wish to harvest before Autumn. Whatever your reason, it is better to be able to store these herbs rather than letting them go to waste.
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Identifying your herbs
Warning! Some herbs and other plants can be poisonous! Do not harvest any plants that you are not familiar with. At the very least take a field guide with you when you go to harvest wild plants, and pay attention to what you are doing, as some plants which are dangerous can look very similar to, and grow in the same places as safe plants.
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Why grow your own herbs
Herbs are wonderfully easy to grow, and cultivating them in your own garden is a far cheaper option that buying them. As well as saving money, they can make a very attractive addition to your garden, whether grown in window boxes, pots or in beds.
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Welcome to the encyclopedia of herbs. You can view detailed information for each herb, including associations with elements, deities, Sabbats and more, different names for the plant, a description of its physical characteristics, a general overview of it and lengthy descriptions of its magical and medicinal properties as well as any lore and legend surrounding it.
To view this information, simply click on a herb name which has a picture below. Any names without pictures are works in progress, and you can check back soon to view more information on those herbs.
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