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Monday, September 24, 2012

Yellow Dock

What a wonderful yellow dock harvest yesterday.  Jackson helped me dig up this "well rooted" plant, all the leaves were dead and the stalks with the seeds nice and brown, perfect time, and a perfect day for it as well.  The air is nice and crisp in the mornings and evenings and during the day it warms up nicely.  Not too hot to be outside, so it is nice to be out enjoying the gardens again.  I harvested a bowl of root yesterday and then washed and chopped them up for a quart jar of yellow dock vinegar and a pint jar of yellow dock tincture.  Now to let them sit for a while.

Here is a picture of the washed root:

And her it is all chopped and added to jars.  You can see the vinegar on the left and the tincture on the right.

Here is a great youtube video on making yellow dock vinegar:

And click here for some information about the medicinal uses of yellow dock.  If you google yellow dock you can find a lot of information on yellow dock.

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