grow your own good


Here’s a side by side comparison of the Lunar Flower from Wolf’s Rain and the Nightblooming Cereus species known as Brahma Kamal that it was based on

anonymous asked:

Wat are the most important plants for a witch to at least start wit

This is a fantastic question!!!!

Okay, so I dunno about anyone else, but since I’m a kitchen witch, most of the herbs I think are the most important can be found at any store anywhere for pretty effing cheap. That being said, Here’s my very personal list!

  1. Basil!
    1. Super Easy to find, I use basil for a zillion things, including but not limited to; protection, money, good luck, curses, happiness, spirit work, and banishing! I also would recommend any kitchen witch ever to grow your own plant in your windowsill. It draws in good luck, kicks out any nasties, and tastes delicious in literally everything!
  2. Mint!!
    1. First off, I love all things minty. It makes me feel fresh and clean and brilliant and powerful. Second of all, it’s a surprisingly good addition to Italian recipes, like my spaghetti(little does my girlfriend know)! Besides for that, it’s also really good medicinally for treating upset stomaches, headaches, and congestions/colds. I use mint in money spells, as well as for good luck, happiness, and protection!
  3. Lavender!!!!!!!!
    1. I don’t know if I can even put into words my undeniable love and obsession for this little purple flower. First off, I thin kit smells like the most dazzling thing in the world. I love it. Second, it’s so good for you and your body. It’s an astringent, it helps with headaches, its good for flesh wounds, it helps you sleep, it helps me when I’m nauseous, and it puts me in a better mood. I use lavender in every single working I do just about. I consider it and coffee grounds like my signature, so to speak. But anywho, you can use it for sleep magick, happiness, relaxation, emotional works, protection, love, de-stressing, dream magick, I even use it for spirit work.
  4. Black Pepper
    1. This is so basic and so simple! I use black pepper the most in my powder mixtures, including but not limited to curse powders, confusion powders, banishing mixtures, and protection mixes. Black pepper is a powerful herb in my practice, and one I couldn’t possibly go without! Not to mention it’s a necessity in cooking!
  5. Rosemary!
    1. Rosemary is another super common kitchen herb, and one that I think goes incredibly well with omelets :) Besides that, rosemary always struck me as an herb that focuses around the heart. Because of this I’ve always used it in things like love spells, or relationships, family, friendships etc. You can add it to sweetening jars, use it for protection, and also for good luck. 
  6. Chili Powder or Cayenne
    1. I don’t really separate the uses of these, except when using one of the other I may decide to include the opposite to add exra fire or heat to a spell. I use spicy, hot herbs in spells for romance, passion, sex, protection, and curses as well! I also like to use hot sauce sometimes!

Other Not Necessarily Herbs I Recommend

  • Coffee Grounds
    • I use this as a signature of sorts on all of my spells.It makes them uniquely mine! But asides for that, I also use them to give extra boosts of power to my workings. Coffee is a stimulant, so I use it when I need…well..stimulation! Examples would include money spells, attraction spells of all kinds, curses, protection, banishings, and anything else I want to give a little nudge to. 
  • Salt! 
    • I don’t even think I need to go into this one that much?? Salt is a witches best friend! Good for everything and anything from purification to banishing to charging to cursing. 
  • Dandelion
    • It’s very easy to find, and useful for spells requiring stability and longevity. Often times I decide what properties an herb has by thinking about its natural tendencies. Dandelion is a voracious weed, spreading quickly, and very hard to eliminate. It’s roots are deep and strong and sometimes impossible to remove. IT’s a solid, structured plant and so I use it in spells where I need strength and foundation. 
  • Sugar!
    • Good for lots of stuff, including love spells, friendships, sweetening jars, emotional works, romance, protection and attraction spells of all kinds(like drawing in money, or attention or a job etc.) Can also be used as a body scrub that is heavenly for your skin!

Okay, That’s my most basic and simple recommendations! I hope this is useful enough to get you started Nonny!


How to propagate succulents from leaves

Part 3/3 - planting young props

After they have developed roots and little plants, it’s time to pot them up…

I use a mix of 50% cactus mix and 50% volcanic gravel in wide shallow pots. When planting, I lay them at the edge of the pot so the parent leaf doesn’t touch the soil, and only the roots are touching their soil. They will work their way into the soil on their own :)

Usually I wait a day at least before watering newly planted props… it pays to be careful and only water the roots, and not let any water get on the parent leaf as they are prone to rot in the high humidity environment that young plants can thrive in.

Parent leaves will wither or rot on their own, there’s no real need to separate the babies forcefully. Sometimes they rot when the baby is only a few leaves big, but I’ve found that it’s ok to just leave them in mass prop pots and they might still grow, if very slowly.

Watering should be done more often than with adult succulents - don’t let the soil get bone dry, but don’t let it be soggy either. Constantly moist is good, with occasional deep waterings and opportunities to dry out a little more (let the top inch of soil dry out but not the whole pot).

Light should be bright shade-partial sun, no harsh direct noon sun but a few hours of morning/afternoon sun should be ok.

Different succulents grow at different speeds, some kalanchoes, graptopetalums and sedums can be fully grown in a matter of months, but most echeveria and others grow much more slowly ! I tend to separate the aforementioned three from the rest of the props, as they suck up water and grow roots very aggressively, crowding out the slower-growing plants.

That’s about it for how I propagate succulents with leaves ! Didn’t expect it to take so many posts, but I hope this helps :)

Be patient , good luck, and have fun growing your own lovely little forest of baby plants 🌱

rebel-rebel  asked:

Hello! So you said Kaeden was bi but leaning strongly towards women but what about Ahsoka? Right from when I watched the clone wars I knew she defo wasn't straight - but how did you write her potentially identifying? (Also I adored the book ❤️)

Hey guys. I know you really want an answer to this question. Heck, fan!Kate also really wants an answer to this question. But I can’t give it. It’s above my pay grade. And, frankly, I don’t know.

(And we might never know. Please grow up and write your own on-the-page queer characters. Goodness knows, we need them!)

What I will say is this: I wrote AHSOKA with you in mind. Your interpretations of Ahsoka are important, and I’m glad I got to add my thoughts to yours, even if I had to be vague about it.

justtarotstuff  asked:

Thank you so much for everything you. You're always so willing to help everyone, and I'll always cherish the ways you've helped me, sometimes directly, sometimes not so directly. Your willingness and openness to help others is beautiful. It's also so amazing to see such an established member of our community be willing to help others while running a successful and authentic shop of their own. You're such an inspiration!

Ryan! 😭
Thank you so much for your kind words. Honestly. I have loved watching you grow in your own journey! You bring so much goodness to this Tarot Community as well don’t you forget that! ❤


Fandom: One Punch Man 

Pairing: SaiGenos

Warning: NSFW, lazy editing, AU

Summary: A true pet constantly seeks his master’s affections, and Genos is no exception to this. 

A/N: So anyway, I’m sure you’ve all seen that incredible SaiGenos pic that @last-heroine drew. So long story short, I said that if she drew it, I would write something to go along with it. And that’s what this is. I wanted it to be much longer because there’s some interesting backstory, but I am only human and have neglected a lot of stuff today, so… Yeah. 

Though he’s taken this path many times before, the walk from the arena back to his bedchamber seems longer than he remembers. The floor feels cool against his heels, the soles of his feet pressed flat against smoothed stone.

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