Lamb’s Ear Gets Around

 

Lamb's ear growing out of compacted dirt at the base of a kiwi vine.

Lamb’s ear growing out of compacted dirt at the base of a kiwi vine.

We planted lamb’s ear in the garden about six years ago. Since then it has come up in unexpected places. But we have plenty of space, so when it comes up somewhere that we don’t want it, we dig it up and put it somewhere else. If you get stung or bit while working in the garden by an ant or spider or other lurking tiny thing, you can take a leaf of lamb’s ear and rub it on the spot for a little relief. Lamb’s ear has numerous medicinal uses and also a unique color and texture that makes it a stand out in the garden. Another perennial herb, it’s a very cheap date. There’s really no maintenance. It grows well with water, without much water, whatever, and it is a welcome bit of green in a winter and early spring garden.

The spot where we originally planted the lamb's ear six years ago.

The spot where we originally planted the lamb’s ear six years ago.

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  1. THANKS FOR SHARING– WE JUST MOVED TO A HOME IN ANOTHER STATE– & NOW WE ARE GETTING THE GREEN HOUSE SET UP & YARD FENCED & GARDEN STARTED & I HAVE TO RESTART AN HERB GARDEN ALSO— SO MANY NATURAL PLANTS I WANT TO START– LAMB’S EAR BEING ONE!!! THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

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