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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

In this badge bit, you will harvest, dry and store rose hips, buds, blossom and/or petals



You need to dry enough to make a tea, infusion or decoction. If you have not already, you will also make a journal page about the uses and attributes and how to ID and how to grow the herb

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your fresh herbs being harvested
- a picture of your herbs drying (hanging, in a dehydrator, or in a bag, etc)
- a picture of your herbs in a sealed and labeled container.
    - label shows where the herbs came from, the date and method of drying.
- (optional) a picture of your journal page listing the attributes and uses of the herb.
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I started working on this bit yesterday!

I decided to harvest lemon balm, rose petals, and rosemary. (I know I only get credit for one for my BB but I'll definitely use them so I figured why not!)
I picked everything yesterday and laid it out on a towel to air-dry overnight.

I tried air/hang drying some lemon balm last week and it didn't turn out so well, so I attempted oven-drying today. It worked great!

The rosemary is currenly outside on the back porch because it was extremely pungent and released a lot of oils during drying.

Lemon balm and rose petals have already been stored in jars, and all three (Plus some catmint for my boys) recorded in the journal.









I'm going to let everthing cool and then i'll close them up and get them labeled!
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I also have a question about harvesting rosehips. My roses are "Knock out" roses and do not seem to form a large "hip" they also do not ever turn red. Can they still be harvested and used?
 
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Unfortunately I don't know the answer about red rose hips. My Texas rose hips never turned red either. Throwing you an apple for the HEB jars. I sure miss HEB.
 
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Carolyne Castner wrote:I also have a question about harvesting rosehips. My roses are "Knock out" roses and do not seem to form a large "hip" they also do not ever turn red. Can they still be harvested and used?


Yup! Let them get dry, even if they don't brown, so they are ripe, and size doesn't matter. Just use more to end up with the amount you need.
Some varieties of rose make huge hips, some make very small. The ones you can buy came off a large hipped variety, because they sell well and are easy to harvest. All are excellent.

I had a climbing Peace rose that never made huge hips, but it made up for it in quantity. It went way up over my roof! Lots of flowers and lots of hips.

Welcome to Permies!! :D

 
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Thank you both very much!

I'll have to try collecting some of the green hips today and see if I can get them to work once they're dried out
 
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Hi Carolyne, it looks like you're either missing one picture or it didn't upload correctly.  I can't see:

- a picture of your journal page recording where the herbs came from, the date and method of drying.
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Hi Carolyne, it looks like you're either missing one picture or it didn't upload correctly.  I can't see:

- a picture of your journal page recording where the herbs came from, the date and method of drying.



Oops I forgot a page! I'll add it here

Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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Probably this won't give me the BB. But anyway I want to show my Rosehips and what I did with them ...


The page in the Journal about Rose & Rosehips


The Rose bush overloaded with Rosehips (Rosa canina, a native wild Rose)


The harvested Rosehips and the Rose bush in the distance


Rosehips and Vodka, because I am going to make a Rosehips Tincture.
I know that isn't part of the BB, but it is easier than drying them ...


Rosehips in Vodka, after abouty 6 weeks this will be Rosehips Tincture
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

Yup, no BB for this one since it needs to be dried. Nice work though!

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