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Aug 21

Summer Tea

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Many of our plants are edible. Not edible like a tomato, but edible in that you can make tea from them. Spearmint, Clover, Oswego Tea (red Bee Balm) and Lemon Balm are four that readily lend themselves to the tea making process. A final one we don’t have in our yard (yet) but hope to …

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Jun 06

Mexican Pot Pie

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The other day we had an idea for a Mexican Pot Pie. I really can’t say if there is such a thing or if anyone else had made one as this is “make it up as you go” recipe. While in this case I did use all store bought ingredients, I am looking forward to …

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Feb 01

Bean Soup

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One component of Suburban Farmacy is growing your own medicine, the other is growing your own food. On our little suburban homestead we experiment with a variety of edible plants. Many are wild ones that come up on their own and we don’t cut them down, others are intentionally planted and cared for. A very …

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Aug 20

Fight the Flu with Elderberry

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Elderberry, a common bush, produces berries that can be utilized in tinctures and extracts which, when taken during early stages of the flu, can dramatically help fight it off. A study presented at the 15th Annual Conference on Antiviral Research and referenced on WebMD confirms that taking Sambucol, an elderberry extract, lessens flu symptoms from …

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Apr 08

Plantain

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Plantain has some pretty amazing features. Sadly most homes consider this a weed and spray to get rid of them. As a food source the young leaves are edible raw older leaves can be cooked. The taste is similar to chard. The seeds are also edible when ground into flour although considering the size of …

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Aug 06

Welcome !

Welcome to Suburban Farmacy. Our goal is to share our discoveries on the road to finding and growing food and medicinal plants on our suburban homestead. Why, you might ask, would we want to grow medicine instead of getting it from the pharmacy? Don’t we believe in medicine? What’s wrong with us? I think the …

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