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they’re heeeeeeeere.

from top to bottom: american flag leeks, dwarf teddy bear sunflowers, belle isle upland cress, chives, borage, anise hyssop. the smallest seeds went in the biggest packet for some reason, and they are all organic of course. this is just a fraction of what’s growing this year.. updates to come in the next few months.

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feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium, aka Chrysanthemum parthenium, Matricaria parthenium and Pyrethrum parthenium) is a flowering medicinal perennial herb belonging to the daisy family. it is traditionally used to prevent and treat migraines. like valerian, feverfew is native to eastern europe and asia, but can be grown in many climates around the world.


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valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a perennial herb native to europe and asia (and has been naturalized in the united states) which has been used medicinally since at least as early as ancient rome, possibly earlier. through antiquity,  dried valerian root has been used to treat insomnia, heart palpitations and gastrointestinal upset, and is still used today. that probably means it works, right? Continue reading

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