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Foraging For Shiso (Japanese Basil)

Foraging for Shiso (or Perilla, or beefsteak plant, or Japanese Basil) is easy and fun! Shiso, in the mint family, is easy to identify, delicious, and has spread to grow in the wild. It is often used in Japan as seasoning, in salads, for pickling, or wrapped around sashimi. I discovered Shiso in typical homesteading …

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Difference Between Henbit and Purple Deadnettle

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) is one of the first Spring weeds to pop up after a long and cold Winter. A very similar look alike, is Purple Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum). In this post we’ll talk about the difference between henbit and purple deadnettle. Full of nutritional and medicinal benefits, Henbit is a fun and easy (and delicious!) …

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