Therri the resident Sussex herbalist at the Secret Campsite has just been clearing and weeding our tea bed. This will make it easier for campers to pick leaves and flowers from the bed that she planted a few years ago. The plants in the bed can all be used to provide relaxing tisanes for people looking for a very green alternative to packaged teas.

tea bed at the secret campsite in sussex

Whilst I was clearing up some of the plants and stems she had weeded out I came across a giant of a caterpillar happily munching through the mullein plant. Look at the link to see how you should make a herbal tea from the plant and what its uses are.

He had a few of his mates with him but had outgrown everyone else munching away on the leaves.

caterpillars on the mullion plant at the secret campsite tea bed

I’ve finished clearing the beds now, but thought I should share a few pictures of this monster.

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