If you are trying to make the most out of your summer garden, you might wonder what to do with all these rosehips. I mean, you could put them in the compost or in the trash.
I will tell you to do neither but actually harvest them and make a delicious and healthy rosehip oxymel with them.
We have some rose bushes in our garden but also in our area next to a creek. My favorite type is the native California rose, Rosa Californica. With its beautiful pink flowers, it produces massive amounts of rosehips. They do tend to be a bit on the small side. If you have cultivated rose varieties in your garden, they might produce really nice big rosehips. Either way, they are too precious to not use them!
If you have an abundance of them, you could also make a rose hip jam! However, for this oxymel recipe, you will only need a small handful of rose hips! Or you make both recipes …