MeadowSweet Herbs & Flowers

Growing and Using Herbs

Herb of the Month: March 2020

Bergamot This month we celebrate Bergamot, but not the bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia) that famously flavours Earl Grey and Lady ...
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March in the garden

Weather and Climate While March can still be hot, weather traditionally becomes a bit more variable as we enter our ...
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Recipes and Farm Stuff


This weekend I have started making my new batches of herbal remedies for winter wellness, concentrating on warming, immune building ...
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Welcome to MeadowSweet Herbs & Flowers, where untamedly passionate about herbs, I share my love of growing and using food and medicine plants in my sustainable, regenerative and bio-diverse garden. Join the adventure as my interests in herbology, horticulture, and homesteading come together to make a more self-sufficient life for myself and my family on our rural acre. I hope to inspire you toward soulful gardening, and the using of your plant bounty to create both culinary delights and medicinal wonders.


Quick maturing veggies for winter gardens

Following on from my first post in my "how to" series for new gardeners during this time of global pandemic ...
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How to sow seeds

With such an influx of brand-new gardeners, I thought I’d make a few quick how-to tutorials. Starting with sowing seeds ...
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Hand harvested organic lavender

Edible Flowers #7: Lavender

What an enchanting herb, Lavender (Lavandula spp) is! Long associated with the English cottage garden, or picturesque purple lavender hills ...
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Recipe: Lavender Shortbread

Ingredients 225g unsalted butter (1 cup), softened Pinch of sea salt 115g caster sugar (½ cup + 1 tbsp) 285g ...
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