Elderberries are a wonderful fruit packed with antioxidants and immune-boosting compounds.
You can use them to make syrups, gummies, and other supplements, to help keep your family healthy during the cold and flu season.
If you are taking a cutting from an elderberry plant you found while foraging, you should mark the location of the plant so you can come back and get your cutting over the wintertime for the best results.
Choose a cutting that is at least 6 inches long from a healthy, yet dormant elderberry branch. Look for one with at least two node pairs as these assist in rooting.
HOW TO GROW ELDERBERRY
Elderberry needs to cross-pollinate. This means you need at least two elderberry bushes preferably of different varieties and keep your plants relatively close.
HOW TO SAFELY HARVEST ELDERBERRY
When harvesting your berries make a point to remove as many of the stems as possible. Your berries can be dried or frozen for storage when they are ripe to use when you are ready.