The Beautiful Fall Yellow Blooms of Sweet Goldenrod

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The Beautiful Fall Yellow Blooms of Sweet Goldenrod

Postby k-villa » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:19 am

Sweet Goldenrod, a heavy blooming flower of August and September, is excellent not only for bees and fall honey, but also tea making. The flower blossoms and anise smelling leaves can be brewed fresh or dried for an great tasting tea.

Find a field covered in sweet goldenrod and you will normally see a mass amount of bees heavy at work. If the hive is near by, a strong hive can produce a pound or more of honey per day. Fall goldenrod honey is often darker and has a stronger flavor than spring blossom honey or clover honey, both of which are usually mild but sweet. This fall harvest is one last push for the colony to build up enough honey supply to get them through the winter.

Often falsely blamed for fall allergies and sinus issues, the pollen of goldenrod is too heavy for the wind to carry it airborne, however Ragweed also blooms around the same time and is usually the real culprit of fall allergies. Ragweed flowers are green and or white and can be easily overlooked.
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Re: The Beautiful Fall Yellow Blooms of Sweet Goldenrod

Postby k-villa » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:39 am

The Golden Rod tea is getting pretty good reviews by the few that have tried it. All agree good refrigerator cold (small amount of honey added), but all agree hot would be awesome. Just used 3 clusters of flower heads, golden yellow "pee" tea, but good. Leave need not so much. I have a bunch drying for tea bags too.

Get one gallon of water boiling. Reduce heat, with water no longer boiling whisk 3 flower head clusters periodically for ten minutes. I use a paint strainer often for my teas,or remove particles with any fine messed strainer you may have. Stir in sugar or honey while warm.
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Re: The Beautiful Fall Yellow Blooms of Sweet Goldenrod

Postby k-villa » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:35 pm

Light easy Labor Day. Light cold drink
Goldenrod tea and Cab/Sauv mix
Seems like summer turned off n fall is on esp weather-wise. Bowseason not ready for.
Happy Labor Day all
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Re: The Beautiful Fall Yellow Blooms of Sweet Goldenrod

Postby k-villa » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:14 pm

Yup, hanging more for drying. Hot tea think is going to be a 10+ tea...
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