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Gotu kola

Name: *Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) Description: *tropical perennial plant *grows similar to strawberries *best in zone 8 or higher *happy in containers, very pretty in hanging baskets Parts Used: *whole plant, esp. leaves, fresh or dried Position: *natural habitat: damp places *also eaily grown in a large pot or a garden with well-drained sandy soil…

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Burdock

Name: *Burdock (Arctium lappa) Description: *Hardy biennial plant *Can grow up to 8 feet tall (usually around 4 feet tall) *Dies down in winter Parts Used: *Roots and seeds *One source said can use leaves as well Position: *Moist, humus-rich soil *Full sun (but tolerates light shade) Propagation: *propagate from seed in spring or late…

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Borage

Name: Borage (Borago officinalis) This is where I get my heirloom borage seeds. Description: *hardy annual *pretty blue flowers and fuzzy stems Parts Used: *leaves and flowers Position: *sunny, well-drained position *composted soil OR sandy, poor soil (2 different sources with 2 different opinions…I must experiment!) Propagation: *sow seed directly into ground in spring and…