One of the fun things about urban homesteading is growing your own herbs. Not only are you growing your own spice rack but tasty drinks, medicine chest and beauty products.
From teas to tinctures from herbal butters to brews herbs are one of the most useful things you can grow on your urban homestead.
Going Herbal on the Homestead
I think I listed one time all the herbs we grew here on the urban homestead- can’t seem to find it right now. But it’s here somewheres on the blog.
Growing is one thing, using them is an altogether wonderful experience. Not only will you be providing your family with homegrown pharmacy and enticing culinary flavors you can also expand into home cottage industry.
These bright and cheery flowers are not only gorgeous but they are edible. For the most part the entire nasturtium plant is edible – leaves and seed pods (capers)
Flowers not only brighten up a salad they give a nice peppery taste. We throw “nasty’s” in pastas on pizzas.
Freshly picked nasturtiums
Into a jar of vinegar
Steep and shake for a few weeks