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Domestic Garden Witch: Orange You Glad You Saved That Peel?

So maybe you’re a college witch with limited space and money, limited to the one window in your dorm. Or, maybe you’re a witch without extensive backyard space who wants to start up a magical garden. Perhaps you’re a kitchen witch who wants the freshest herbs right at her fingertips.

For many witches, having a garden seems to be a bit of a no-brainer. After all, plants and magic go hand-in-hand. Plus, when thinking of a witch, it’s hard not to think of a cottage in the woods with a little vegetable garden out front. Unfortunately for the majority of us, our cottage in the woods is a tiny flat, and our garden out front is a windowsill with limited space.

This is when it comes time to embrace your craftiness and bring your garden indoors! Not only does it place your garden in a convenient location, it also allows you to freshen the air, recycle what would otherwise harm the earth, and embrace your witchy green thumb!

I’ve Got a Peeling!

If you’re not the kind of witch I am (the kind that looks at a citrus peel and sees zest to be added to food), and you tend to juice fruits or occasionally cut open a lime for tequila, then chances are you frequently compost or toss the leftover rinds. This is an alternative to that, which is particularly useful for starting up your own herb garden.

Cut the ends off of your fruit (it can be any kind of thick-rind citrus, such as orange, grapefruit, lemon, or lime) in such a way as to flatten the ends without cutting into the flesh. Then cut the fruit in half and remove the flesh for juicing, eating, et cetera. If you then cut a small hole in the flattened end for drainage, you can proceed to fill the makeshift pot with soil, add a seed, and water.

Allow the seedling to grow until it is time to transplant. Then simply plant the whole thing in a garden. The rind will decompose, fertilizing your plant (an excellent source of nitrogen and additional nutrients) and avoiding waste.

How Can I Witch This?

The possibilities here are similar to many container gardens, but there’s a little extra fun that you can have with citrus rinds. Unlike terra cotta or ceramic, citrus peels can be carved. Adding runes and symbols are made easier because of this and if you carve them into the fruit and allow the fruit to heal a bit before using it, you can add additional time and intent to it.

Depending  upon the intent, you may also want to coordinate the type of fruit with the type of spell. For instance, orange peels can promote happiness, healing, and can add a solar association to the garden.

In Conclusion…

Though a simple project, it has a lot of potential in magic and also has a lot of potential in saving money and resources for the student witch. It saves space (something that is also helpful for the student witch), and is a green alternative to other seed starters. Because it is rich in nutrients, it also makes an ideal fertilizer when transplanted.

When getting your garden started, try enhancing your plants’ health and yield by planting the seeds in enchanted citrus peels!

May all your harvests be bountiful! )O(

Send “♻” for a recycled starter.

By ‘recycled’ I mean an idea for an open that never got anywhere, a starter you posted then later took down because they never responded or anything along those lines. 

Heading back home to his parents house was strange — if only for an hour or so — but he couldn’t help but feel anxious about the whole thing. There was an undeniable tension in the air, the looks his father gave him now, very much leaning towards disgust. The second he’d stepped back out onto the street, he’d needed to just… escape.Heading down near the lake make the most sense, and so he wandered down there slowly. He’d been down near the water for maybe fifteen minutes or so, leaning over the wall and watching the way the water moved in the moonlight, when he’d heard footsteps behind him. Caught a little off-guard, he glanced back to whoever was there, murmuring softly, “I thought I was alone.”

Curious Discoveries (@xbloodsoakedx)

Darkness. An environment familiar to a particular person who was imminently arriving. A large area, flat and minimally occupied by trees and other items, would soon be cleared away. Winds would begin to pick up so violently that whatever was in that area would be blown away or crushed, although care was taken to ensure wildlife could escape. In a flash of light and a noise that sounded like a clap of thunder, a building, a humongous building, encapsulated in white light, appeared in the cleared area. With the light soon fading, the true appearance of the building would be known.

It was gargantuan, with lightning like sparks coming out of each smokestack with electrical noises, for quite a few seconds before that seemed to stop altogether. Noises would fade, except for another, different humming noise, as well as a faint-ish sound of giant pistons, both coming from inside the building..
Whatever it was, it had landed in a place unfamiliar to it’s owner, to which no doubt such a person would be quick to investigate.

I love Catfish so much, I would even say it’s one of those shows that is worth setting an alarm for so you don’t miss it because they keep getting crazier and crazier and never fail to entertain, but I don’t understand these people. They go and meet people on the internet and fall in love only to find out that it’s not actually them and you feel so betrayed and heartbroken, but I keep noticing that the same people are getting back on Catfish that were already on. I was watching an episode last night where this guy Catfished another guy a few seasons back and now he’s back on the show asking for help to find this guy he met again online. I mean, is it that hard to get the message across that maybe meeting people online isn’t a good idea, especially if they don’t want to meet up anywhere when you ask them or FaceTime with you? I will never understand and will always think about the worse case scenario when it comes to talking to people you don’t know through the internet because i’ve heard horror stories and they just freak me out. But anyways, do you think if people were using your pictures for profiles to meet people online that people would fall for it? I feel like people wouldn’t know who I am and would, but who knows. 

||Damsel in Distress||

“Um, uh, please go away!” Cissy mumbled at the man tugging at her head wings.

“Aw come on, I’ve never seen a Faunus with wings on her head! Man, look at these, they’re so gross!” The man laughed, a cruel and careless sound.

“And check out her tail, what kind of animal is this supposed to be from?” His friend asked as he grabbed it and started playing with it.

“Th-that’s because I’m not a Faunus… Ah, no, not my tail too!” Oh no, she was going to cry…

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Loki's Concubine and Darcy ' s Mission

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Darcy growled under her breath. How idiotic can these asgardians be. Either way, she had one purpose for her life not, stop Loki from getting to the point in which he takes over Earth as he succeeded in her time. She was sent back in time to stop it and now, the day Loki became sexually mature, she was to be his concubine.

I attempted to wine and dine myself tonight. The wine part was a success. After going through the whole bottle, I eventually figured out there’s more to wining and dining than just the wine, but now my face is too fucked to even say Mississippi properly. Someone entertain me and I’ll pay you back in sexual favors, and if that doesn’t convince you of anything, which it should, I’ve got four pennies in the back of my pocket with no use to me. Take your pick.