Echoes of the Garden

The Leech's Knowing

You’re Getting Sleepy

The lettuce that our Leech wants in her leech’s bag is Lactuca virosa, the wild lettuce. Lactuca sativa has had most of the active principles bred out of it although Aelfrida would not have hesitated to use the sativa in… Continue Reading…

Noble Interest

Urtica dioica

Stinging Nettles Urtica dioica This herb is one I’m very familiar with. I’ve used it in a personal tea blend since I was a teenager. I’m just crazy enough that I actually went and did an afternoon’s work putting in… Continue Reading…


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