Category Archives: Herbs

How to make beeswax wraps

Planet Schooling My love affair with bees started when some bees decided to come and live in my house. I let them be, just observing that I didn’t make any sudden movements close to the small entry and exit point

How to make beeswax wraps

Planet Schooling My love affair with bees started when some bees decided to come and live in my house. I let them be, just observing that I didn’t make any sudden movements close to the small entry and exit point

Free resources for permaculture living and Homeschooling during these challenging times

Planet Schooling During this planetary self-isolation or social distancing moment, we have been organising our resources for you! The resources are a compilation of our 30 years of permaculture experience. Our team has experience working in Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, USA, Haiti, China and Australia and with people

Free resources for permaculture living and Homeschooling during these challenging times

Planet Schooling During this planetary self-isolation or social distancing moment, we have been organising our resources for you! The resources are a compilation of our 30 years of permaculture experience. Our team has experience working in Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, USA, Haiti, China and Australia and with people

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of approximately 420 species of the genus Aloe; the botanical name of aloe vera is Aloe barbadensis miller, and it belongs to the Liliaceae family. It’s a perennial, xerophytic, succulent plant that’s green and has triangular,

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of approximately 420 species of the genus Aloe; the botanical name of aloe vera is Aloe barbadensis miller, and it belongs to the Liliaceae family. It’s a perennial, xerophytic, succulent plant that’s green and has triangular,

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. Salvia (sage) is the largest member of the mint family, containing over 900 species throughout the world. The name Salvia (“salviya”) derives

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. Salvia (sage) is the largest member of the mint family, containing over 900 species throughout the world. The name Salvia (“salviya”) derives

Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Oregano means “mountain joy,” and was revered as a symbol of happiness by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm long. Oregano will grow in a pH range

Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Oregano means “mountain joy,” and was revered as a symbol of happiness by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm long. Oregano will grow in a pH range

Winter Savory (Satureja Montana)

Winter Savory (Satureja Montana) is an herb in the family Lamiaceae, native to warm temperate regions of southern Europe and Mediterranean. It is a perennial plant growing to 16 in (41 cm) tall. The leaves are opposite, oval-lanceolate, 1–2 cm

Winter Savory (Satureja Montana)

Winter Savory (Satureja Montana) is an herb in the family Lamiaceae, native to warm temperate regions of southern Europe and Mediterranean. It is a perennial plant growing to 16 in (41 cm) tall. The leaves are opposite, oval-lanceolate, 1–2 cm

Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)

Sambucus is a broad genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. It contains between 5 and 30 species of deciduous shrubs, small trees and herbaceous perennial plants. They bear large clusters of small white or cream-colored flowers in late spring; these are

Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)

Sambucus is a broad genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. It contains between 5 and 30 species of deciduous shrubs, small trees and herbaceous perennial plants. They bear large clusters of small white or cream-colored flowers in late spring; these are

Narrowleaf Plantain (Plantago Lanceolata)

Plantago Lanceolata, from the Plantain family is also known as narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn and lamb’s tongue. Taxonomy The plant is a rosette-forming perennial herb, with leafless, silky, hairy flower stems (10–40 cm or 3.9–15.7 in). The basal leaves

Narrowleaf Plantain (Plantago Lanceolata)

Plantago Lanceolata, from the Plantain family is also known as narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn and lamb’s tongue. Taxonomy The plant is a rosette-forming perennial herb, with leafless, silky, hairy flower stems (10–40 cm or 3.9–15.7 in). The basal leaves

Lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album)

Chenopodium Album is an ancient plant, related to both beetroot, spinach, and quinoa. It is an odorless, branching, annual herb, with stalked, opposite, simple leaves which are clammy-feeling, unwettable, and have a whitish coating on the underside. The first leaves are

Lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album)

Chenopodium Album is an ancient plant, related to both beetroot, spinach, and quinoa. It is an odorless, branching, annual herb, with stalked, opposite, simple leaves which are clammy-feeling, unwettable, and have a whitish coating on the underside. The first leaves are

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago Major)

Plantain is considered a common lawn weed. However, it has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant (for inflammation, bleeding, and infections) as well as a potherb and salad green. It is also a great addition to the Forest Garden,

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago Major)

Plantain is considered a common lawn weed. However, it has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant (for inflammation, bleeding, and infections) as well as a potherb and salad green. It is also a great addition to the Forest Garden,