Gruit Herbs Harvest in Northern Québec Posted on by By Alexandre Bessette In the summer of 2010, my wife and I headed for a 14 hour drive North of our home in Montréal to reach the Basse Côte Nord region. The search for the Holy Gruit Herbs had begun. The Gruit Harvest was made near the 50th paralell. As we drove deeper North along the St-Laurent river, we noticed true signsof the overlapping biomes, tundra and taiga. Canadian Shield bog. Labrador Tea grows numerous here but no higher than 2 feet.Many of the small plants on the foreground are Labrador tea. My wife harvesting Sweet Gale like a trooper, in ancle deep bog water.Myrica gale thrives in bushes. Labrador tea. This year’s new growth shoots up as older leaves show signsof rusting after surviving the harsh winter. Labrador tea in full bloom. Our basic but quite fonctionnal herb drying area.A large dehumidifier helped maintain a dry air circulation. As we drove and walked to find bogs to wildcraft gruit herbs, we came accros quite a fewflowering yarrows. Yarrow grows well along disturbed areas like roads and paths. Visit the gruithouse.com for information on ordering gruit herbs.