Prunella vulgaris, the common self-heal, heal-all, woundwort, heart-of-the-earth, carpenter’s herb, brownwort or blue curls, is a herbaceous plant in the mint family Lamiaceae.Wikipedia
I usually don’t mind a little heal-all in and around the garden but this year it was extra prolific.
It took over the herb bed inside and out.
I could hardly find my cilantro.
The heal-all made itself at home in the strawberry bed.
The strawberries where not happy.
So much heal-all.
Enough to fill a wheelbarrow. . . twice. 😱
There is my cilantro right next to my oregano!
Next, I’ll add basil, dill and rosemary now that there is some room.
Ah! The strawberries are happy.
They have room to spread.
Not bad for a weekend in the weeds!
Heal-all, self heal, woundwort, heart- of- the- earth . . . Prunella vulgaris . . . is often an overlooked and unwanted weed. It is, however, a very versatile herb with many health and medicinal benefits.
If you would like to learn more about this very common and prolific herb, check out The Self Heal Herb by Rosalee .
2 thoughts on “Weekend In The Weeds”
Those are some ambitious planting beds, Pauline! What a lot of work to clear out all the heal-all. Were you able to put any of it to good use?
Thank you Nancy.
I still have plenty growing outside the planting beds.
Before I dive into using heal all, I need to make double sure that this prolific herb is, in fact, heal all. I went back to review the video at the link I provided (Self Heal Herb by Rosalee) and found that heal all and dead nettle are very similar.