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I don't think I have yarrow. But, I'm going to start paying more attention and looking for it. The information I saw said it can't stand constantly wet soil - so probably won't find it here. Seems it can be cultivated - maybe a raised bed or a large pot?
 

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I don't think I have yarrow. But, I'm going to start paying more attention and looking for it. The information I saw said it can't stand constantly wet soil - so probably won't find it here. Seems it can be cultivated - maybe a raised bed or a large pot?
It seems to like sandy soil. It grows on hillsides on my property. My parents have terrible sandy soil and it grows everywhere for them
 

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I don't think I have yarrow. But, I'm going to start paying more attention and looking for it. The information I saw said it can't stand constantly wet soil - so probably won't find it here. Seems it can be cultivated - maybe a raised bed or a large pot?
If you do not have any yarrow that grows in your neck of the woods you can actually order it on line from several different venders.
 

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Thank you @Okiepan ! I feel challenged by herbal remedies, but yarrow powder seems feasible. I know there is wild yarrow my property.

if you are reactive to a lot of things i'd be sure to be careful with this (and any other plant for that matter). we react badly to yarrows. :(


Could you start a thread on mullein? I saw some gorgeous mullein rosettes this year but I didnt know what to do with it.

beautifully soft TP! :)
 

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it may not like soggy soils, but it has grown pretty much anywhere here on our place and it is low and mostly clay here. i would not worry about it being able to grow. we used to have several hundred square feet of it in perennial garden beds but had to remove it. now it grows in the grassy areas without much bother. i will not let it get going anywhere in any of our vegetable gardens now because it is not easy to remove.
 

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That's good to know.

i really liked the decorative reds and pinks versions, but did not really like a yellow kind we had which had much different foliage. we ended up taking it out after a few years because of our reactions to it, but also because it smelled like dog poo (the flowers) to me.
 

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It grows all over on the dry side of Oregon. I've picked it enough growing up. It doesn't grow here. Our soil here is very wet during winter. Side effect of living close to a marsh.
 

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i will not let it get going anywhere in any of our vegetable gardens now because it is not easy to remove.
I haven't had to pull up much... but I remember it being "normal" so no taproot.
Why did you have trouble? Was it the reseeding?
 

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