anonymous asked:

To the anon about the herbs: that don't have to be organic or whatever in order for it to be a "good" herb. It doesn't diminish their power and it will save you lots of money! So go bite from your local market or if you want, grow your own herbs! :D

THIS! ^ :D

anonymous asked:

Can't you grow your own vegetables somewhere?

I think there are some greenhouses over by the bio labs, but the mandrakes won’t stop screaming and I’m not sure I want to grow veggies with so much wailing accompaniment.


30/07/13: Our ‘Petersfield Pumpkin’ has doubled in size since the rain☔ It has also plumped up the beans and raspberries.
We picked another kilo of climbing beans, we only picked them on Sunday! Lots of lovely ‘Maris Piper’ potatoes, all those off just one plant! A meals worth if lovely runner beans, four courgettes of different colours, our first Romano Lettuce and a punnet of raspberries and blueberries!

Growing Your Own Sage

Sage has become hugely popular in witchcraft today due to its use in smoke cleansing, as it is very effective in this purpose.  However, due to its popularity it is now considered at least a threatened species, possibly endangered.  What can you do to help?

The answer is simple:  Grow your own!  You can grow from seeds, but the easiest way is from cuttings.  You can even find the whole plant in stores like Lowes or at the Farmer’s Market and grow it from there, which is much easier than seeds or cuttings!

Seeds are available online, even from amazon!  You can grow the traditional White Sage:

Or salvia officinatis, common garden sage:

It doesn’t actually matter which one you choose, while White Sage is used by several different Native American groups in smudging both can be used for smoke cleansing, the benefit of regular sage is that it is a common garden spice used in cooking, so you can harvest it for that!

Sage grows well in areas that aren’t too humid and that have good drainage and light, which make them great container plants, particularly for clay pots.  The soil can be allowed to dry between waterings.  It does better in non-clay soil, so if the soil is clay it needs to be mixed with sand and other soil.  Plants should be pruned in early spring, prune back the older growth to allow for new growth.  In a few years the plant may become woody, properly pruning back the woody parts in early spring will help with this.

Sage matures in its second year, so it should not be harvested until then, dead leaves should be removed routinely if they appear - they often do near the bottom of the plant.  After the second year you may harvest year round, and in fact you should thin the plant occasionally in order to prevent mildew, which becomes a problem for sage in humid climates.  Using small pebbles around the base of the plant instead of mulch may help with this problem.

Growing sage yourself instead of consuming already-endangered sage insures this wonderful plant will be around for future generations to use!  Remember to buy heirloom and save your seeds!

“I first got the ‘want’ to draw when I was in kindergarten when I knew how to draw a ‘bird’ in a ‘cage’. As basic as it was, the idea of perspective to a bunch of five year olds was pretty interesting. I sold drawings of it for ten cents each until my teacher found out and made me give the money back.”

Pennsylvania artist Julie Wright, also known as One of Two, has been drawing since she can remember. Inspired by her portraitist mother and artists like Gustav Doré, Caravaggio, and Cole Phillips, she has pursued a career as an artist since the kindergarten. These days, she learns from watching and studying her peers, taking advantage of a diverse pool of techniques and styles to grow her own abilities.

You can follow updates to One of Two’s webcomic Rivenseal, as well as VERTOSCOPE news, on the comic’s Twitter @lesserkeystudios, or follow her art on her tumblr! Stay tuned here on the VERTOSCOPE blog for more art and more info, too!

anonymous asked:

BUDGET TIP: grow your own little herbies you can nurture them and have a never ending supply of basil if you grow your own.

This is a good tip, but you have to also understand that pot-plants, soil, seeds and time also come into the play. If you can afford all that, then growing your own will work wonders in the long run!
- Tinne

Wow I am actually so shocked and surprised that my side blog is like the second recommended blog or whatever that thing is for.

I remember when I asked how some of my followers found my blog and they said though searching “riren” and it came up as like the picture shows. Though at that point, when I went to look for it it was on like the tail end of the list, but now it’s second? Like wow, it’s strange how time flies and a little side blog you own grows.

Anyways, I just wanted to share this, especially to you, the great followers for making this a reality.