Yesterday I went to my secret place where I can get fresh mugwort! My mugwort was waiting for me. They seem to recognize me, and were wondering “how come Maangchi doesn’t visit us this year?” When they saw me, they seemed to say: “Oh, here she is!”
Last year I foraged mugwort from the same spot, to make soup. The mugwort leaves were a little taller than last years’. I think the beginning of April is the best time to harvest mugwort from that spot. When it grows too tall, the leaves get tough, so the soup will not be so nice. But you still can make rice cake with that mugwort if you blanch it.