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Here at Prairie Moon we harvest Sweet Grass (Hierochloe odorata)
from our production beds and braid it. Watch the VIDEO
! Each braid is approximately 14" long x .75" wide.
To many North American indigenous cultures, Sweet Grass is considered a sacred plant used in prayer, smudging, and other ceremonies. "Smudging" refers to a ceremony that calls on the spirits of sacred plants to purify a person or space. Oftentimes, Sweet Grass is used in conjunction with Sage
, Cedar, and Tobacco
. If you choose not to burn the Sweet Grass braid, the aromatic smell will remain for years.
How to HARVEST, DRY, and BRAID your own:
If Sweet Grass receives adequate rainfall or irrigation, it will actively grow from spring to fall. Harvesting can take place in either summer or early fall. Early harvest may be more aromatic, but leaves will be shorter. Watch for foliage starting to go dormant from lack of moisture or fall temperatures. Leaves will lighten in color as they bleach from the sun and lose some of their scent. Complete the harvest by this time. As you are cutting, tie grass bundles in approximately 1 1/2" in diameter (rubber bands work well) and hang in a dry, ventilated area out of the sunlight (see corresponding photo). Before braiding, reconstitute bundles by submerging in water only until thoroughly moistened, but not longer than necessary. Wrap moistened bundles in a towel for at least 15 minutes to allow water to be absorbed. Braid when pliable and allow to dry thoroughly before storing.
*PLEASE NOTE: we are a mail order nursery and have no retail facilities, but you may pick up your order if prior arrangements are made. Pick up orders are subject to 7.375% MN Sales Tax.
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