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Hardy Aloe Vera?

aloe vera juice with fresh leaves

Aloe vera is the go-to herb for soothing rashes, insect bites and burns. However, unless you grow it as a houseplant, it definitely doesn’t fall into our “Hardy Herb” category. Not to worry…there is an alternative for northern gardeners! Hens and Chicks are a popular super-hardy succulent for landscaping dry areas or filling shallow planters. But did you know they contain the same skin soothing gel in their thick succulent leaves as aloe vera?

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So the next time you’re in the garden and get bit by a wasp or cut your finger, no need to run for the house and the aloe on the windowsill. Instead reach for your own hardy herb right in your own garden.

hens and chicks

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