Yesterday had a DUH moment; and its not the first time for this one. But, it gets forgotten as ego overrides common sense.
Regarding my medicinal herb garden: Since I believe in using what grows in your area gives added benefit that buying prepared or even dried herbs grown elsewhere, there are a lot of “healing” herbs that I’ve tried to grow here. Have bought seeds, have bought plants. Some take, some don’t. Don’t know how many years arnica seeds have been planted to never get past the first two leaves – IF they even sprout!
On the other hand, some things have done well – like hyssop, bee balm, yarrow. Of course grow garlic and things like oregano, rosemary, and thyme. Some years are better for basil than others. We have a variety of Oregon Grape that grows in abundance as a wild plant. Comfrey does well in a container – not in the ground.
Think you see where this is going; not what I want to grow, but what grows that is useful!