One really needs to keep a close eye on his elderberry bushes at this time of year. The flowers turn into green and then ripe black berries in a short time.
I’ve now harvested most of my elderberries over the past two weekends. (See photograph to the left.) I could have easily missed the harvest if I didn’t check.
Missing the elderberry harvest would have been disappointing. Last winter, my wife and I used the tincture of elderberry to completely avoid any colds and flu. The elderberry is an amazing medicinal herb. I cannot believe I lived half my life before I discovered the medicinal benefit of elderberries. Nearly free too.
Watch this blog for an update on the progress of my elderberry tincture production.