From the many medicinal uses of yarrow, to how to grow and harvest yarrow—we’re going to talk about it all in this one blog post (including a recipe for yarrow tincture). Yarrow propagates easily and in many ways, including via division, stem cuttings and seeds. Division is usually the most convenient, because yarrow grows … We’re studying yarrow more in-depth next month in Herb Folk. So there you go. (Yes really, that’s actually how I spent my free time as a teenager. Now you know how to make a yarrow tincture using fresh yarrow, and you have five different ways to use it! Ideally you want to do this on a dry day, not a rainy day. Propagating Yarrow. Learn how to identify, harvest and make medicine with Turkey Tail Mushroom with Herbalist Yarrow Willard (Herbal Jedi). **Even if you do not want to plant Yarrow for its’ medicinal benefits OR because the flowers are beautiful, you should plant Yarrow because when you add the leaves to your compost pile, it will speed up decomposition. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a native North American plant that’s popular with pollinators and practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers, and open meadows. Yarrow can be an eye-popping feature to any garden with its umbrella-shaped flower clusters that are available in a show of colors that span the rainbow. Here’s how to grow yarrow in your garden! How to Harvest Yarrow. **Yarrow is a tough, hardy perennial. Use it fresh this summer and dry bunches for winter too. 1) Yarrow has astringent properties that can help reduce swelling for external wounds. Yarrow is also not recommended for pregnant or nursing mamas! CLICK HERE to learn about Herb Folk and how you can get your first month free! Harvest some this summer and fall to harness that healing power with these 10 ways to use yarrow. It is also an attractive plant to gardeners because it is low maintenance, drought resilient and relatively pest free. Yarrow’s always seemed magical to me, and I remember lounging in my room as a teenager, reading through 16th-century herbals and dreaming of the day I’d spot it in real life. Yarrow—it is absolutely the one herb that you should be growing on your homestead. The most ideal time to cut yarrow is on a warm morning when the flowers are fully open, the dew has evaporated and the leaves are completely green (vs starting to yellow and pass). Please keep in mind that “low maintenance” is not the same as “no maintenance.” Yarrow for External Use. Yarrow can be used fresh or dried for many things. **This plant is very easy to grow, and shines in zones 3-9.