Eat Local and Fresh / Eat Responsibly / Lifestyle / Small Business Spotlights

Witchy Gardens: Beginning Guide to Becoming an Herbalist

Growing your own food and flowers is an excellent way to connect yourself with mother nature. Plants have been used for mystical and healing properties for thousands of years. Most folks believe witches came out of the middle ages, but herbalists and healers go as far back as the Ancient Greeks. 

When planning your witchy garden it’s a great idea to pick a wide selection of plants that mature at different times of the season so you have a constant flow of herbs throughout your growing season and something is always blooming to help support pollinators. Most importantly, you should pick plants that you’re interested in. Some plants can be toxic to children and animals, so do some research when you are planning out your garden. If you choose to plant those make sure they are separated clearly and label them to avoid any confusion with nontoxic plants.

You may want to divide your garden into themes such as healing, love, protection, prosperity, fertility, peace, and psychic powers. Some examples of themes:

  • Love: roses, lavender, chives,  basil, jasmine, catnip, bee balm and yarrow
  • Psychic powers: bay, mugwort, clary sage, lupinem, morning glory and lemon
  • Fertility: fig, apple, vitex, myrtle, and damiana
  • Prosperity: basil, mint, poppies, honeysuckle
  • Protection: rosemary, bay, rue, oregano,  fennel, thyme, garlic, and peppers
  • Healing: lavender, echinacea, sunflowers, calendula, elderberry, calendula, andchives
  • Purification: white sage, hyssop, garden sage, rosemary, and lavender

If you don’t have the time to start your plants from seeds, try one of these local nurseries.

No Comments

    Leave a Reply