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Spring Sprouts

Merry Meet All,

Today I can see sprouts pushing up in the soil in my seed trays. It’s fun to watch them grow. The sun is shining hard and birds chirp outside. The bright blue sky beckons me outdoors. I will answer this call, this morning is too beautiful to be stuck indoors.

I know you all had a fun Beltaine. I will be posting more here about growing our beloved organic flowers, veggies, and herbs so stay posted.

On May 10, a solar eclipse will ignite the sky. On May 13, the Celtic Tree month of Hawthorn begins. May 25 is the Full Flower Moon, a good time to ask the lunar goddesses to bless the seedlings you are growing. That is a lot to look forward to.

I wish you all a Merry Beltaine!
Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch )O(

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My indoor & outdoor herb garden Project

Merry Meet All,

Indoor gardening, especially in early spring, presents possibilities otherwise impossible in other conditions. For myself, I am experimenting with growing garlic, thyme, sage, an English ivy plant, and ginger indoors. The garlic bulb has already shot up 2 sprouts. The ginger is taking its own time. The thyme seems happy as well as my orchid, my umbrella plant, sage, and English Ivy. I also have a spider plant in my bathroom.

I fermented some tomato seeds and now have a sprout in a pot, as I mentioned in an earlier post. I plan to grow the ginger and garlic indoors all year long. I tried growing garlic in my garden and it vanished. So hence I am growing garlic indoors. My mother has a beautiful indoor ginger plant and is the reason why I was inspired to do so. I think ginger plants are beautiful.

I plan to order a lot of mixed organic seeds from Horizon Herbs for my garden this spring. I like them because the seeds are certified organic. I look forward to my second project this summer, which is outdoor container gardening. Oh I can’t wait.

So I shall update you all regularly on my indoor gardening efforts as time goes. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I will be posting here about the upcoming Beltaine Sabbat here in the future.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch

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The Essentials of Herbs

Merry Meet All,

It is that time to start thinking about herbs. I’m growing a pot of thyme and sage indoors. I bought them this winter and I plan to grow them indoors all year. The reason is, that these plants don’t always survive in the garden. Thyme and sage need full sun, and certain soil conditions. Besides, the sight of the potted herbs enchants me and makes me smile.

I have been writing for an herb magazine for a year now. Here is the link: http://www.essentialherbal.com/index.php. I love the magazine for the recipes and that I can learn from other herbalists. I have been able to share my knowledge of herbs with the readers and learn from them. Essential Herbal magazine is gaining stellar reviews, which the magazine deserves. No matter the season or time of year, there are always excellent recipes to be found in the pages.

Their website is awesome. You can download a free copy of the magazine, just by clicking on the link on this post, do puzzles, read their blog, read about the current issue, their latest news, and even buy e-books on their site. They have a group on Yahoo and you can read articles about the basics of soap-making. The wizard behind the magazine, Tina Sams, is the tireless editor of the magazine. She is a great person and a talented herbalist and brings her endless enthusiasm and knowledge to the forefront. Essential Herbal is in its second decade of continued publication. I am not surprised.

I encourage you all to click on the link and learn more about this fascinating magazine. Refresh your knowledge of herbal lore in time for spring with Essential Herbal magazine!

The photo above is of my Ostara Altar. Please feel free to post your photos here of your altar or contact me if there are any complications with downloading files. Enjoy spring.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch )O(

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