High summer is all about the herbs of the field. Harvest your St John’s Wort flowering tops now, as the flowers hold all the life phases at once: buds, blooms, and seeds. Harvest the late roses for syrups, oxymels, sugar and salt, dried for tea, and every other delicious thing under the sun. Rose hips will be coming soon, as will bee balm, goldenrod, & the wild mints, so get ready–July is a busy time for bees and medicine makers!
Read more about the importance of ethical wild-crafting here.