Are there good companion plants to put with feverfew and any plants I should avoid planting it next to? The problem is my garden is a pollinator garden and feverfew is in the chrysanthemum family making strong insect repellent (the nice smell) in all of its parts. There are no bees on it or anywhere around it. Replace them every year and keep your eyes peeled for any areas that might have been overlooked.
Keep the soil moist. Maybe I missed it in your information. Thanks! Interesting that bees don’t like it. Not that I am sure I would take it because the salicylic acid makes it taste exceedingly bitter. *Shudder*, Ditto. I harvest the flowers and make an oil infusion out of them. Feverfew is useful for planting between stones or pavers on walkways and paths. **If you are still not interested in growing feverfew, but you are interested in the medicinal benefits, you could always buy dried Feverfew or a Feverfew extract from a good-quality company like Mountain Rose Herbs. I have had it bottled in a cool place for 2 weeks now. It’s not the adult moths that do the damage. **Feverfew can also be propagated by cuttings and by root division. - you can run 100 drippers on a line ... feed the water to a line connection via a short large diameter…, hello thanks for the recipe,my batch is looking great. I don’t think feverfew is strongly against or for any other plants.
We had a bad infestation of clothes moths and had to get the carpets & furniture sprayed they are coming back though after 3 years clear of them. Luckily we don’t have moths so I make tinctures with them for the headache cure. Check out, Feverfew has similar medicinal abilities like aspirin, and its’ anti-inflammatory properties can help ease the pain of sore muscles, joint pain, and/or arthritis.
Another option is to grow this plant from root divisions or cuttings. Plans will self-sow and flowers should be removed as needed to focus energy on leaf production. Clothes moths love low light so check all areas with these conditions regularly. I personally only take feverfew tincture, a few drops at at time, at the first sign of a migraine. In fact there are lots of natural moth repellents that you might grow in your garden or regularly throw away. Feverfew can be used for stress reduction and to get a restful sleep. **You can harvest Feverfew leaves at any time. I am guessing your waln…, Most recipes say to soak in brine for a week, then rinse and soak in brine for a second week before putting them in a jar with hot vinegar. I have re potted a few ones to offer on our plant sales. **I would love to know if you are growing Feverfew! If you see one, kill it straight away. Thanks Fiona. I really appreciate it! So for everyone’s information, this plant WILL repel bees. When I had chronic migraines, I took drops of tincture everyday until I had reduced symptoms. headache tonic; relief from insect bites; calms nerves; soothes coughs and aids in breathing.
Moths can be a problem at the cottage. **You can propagate Feverfew by seed quite easily. I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind being interviewed for my blog. To contain it should I keep it in a pot like I will with mint? I then use this oil in skin creams. **You might have some problems with aphids, so make sure to look for signs of aphid activity near your plant. I got feverfew seedlings from a friend last year and forgot what they were as they spent the first year growing beautiful lacy nice to me smelling foliage. Sent an email but it keeps on bouncing back to me . Clearly moths don’t suffer from headaches as they steer clear. I am not a doctor and I cannot legally tell you how much feverfew to take. Feverfew can bring relief from arthritis and/or joint pain. It might self-seed, but it is perfectly manageable. So, how did I do? Of course they are harmless outside and very common. We burn logs that we store in an outside log store & then in the house in baskets and I’ve discovered that the adult moths hide on the logs during the day and we carry them in blissfully unaware!! I have some feverfew seeds that I wish to plant, and I m wondering if they require cold stratification. Thanks. I just bought a feverfew plant and am excited to start my herb garden as soon as weather allows me to dig out a bed! It often does a second blooming for me. Let a few seed heads remain in the garden in early fall and you may get new seedlings the following spring. I’m writing about growing food in small spaces. Some small flies and wasps and curious flyers, but no sign of bees and I had seen them before this season. However, the leaves can produce canker sores, so some people will eat 3-5 Feverfew leaves between buttered bread daily to get the benefits of feverfew without the canker sores. cut fresh leaves for use as needed or dry and store in an airtight container.
Thank you for sharing what you know about Feverfew!