American Persimmon Facts and Recipes

Botanical name: Diospyros virginiana Common names: American persimmon, ‘Simmon, Sugar Plum Family: Ebenaceae (Ebony family) Harvest time: October-November Uses: Food…so sweet!   Habitat and Cultivation tips for American persimmon American persimmons are generally found fruiting at an elevation between 700 and 2700 feet. They seem to prefer well drained soil, but are also found near […]

The Glories of Chickweed: Uses, Cultivation, Recipes, and More

  Stellaria media, Stellaria pubera Family: Caryophyllaceae/Pink family Harvest time: spring and fall Uses: food, medicine   Medicinal Uses of Chickweed Herbal actions: laxative, demulcent, refrigerant, anti-Inflammatory.  A poultice of chickweed can be especially useful topically for inflammation, abscesses, and anything itchy.  Internally, it’s a gentle laxative and is soothing to the digestive tract.  Not […]