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bobafloutist  asked:

Inspired by the last tomato ask: Have you ever dry farmed tomatoes? I've looked into it a little bit, but it's usually described as a complex agricultural technique that isn't replicable at home, which sounds a bit snooty for what amounts to controlling the water available to a plant. Any advice, either from past experience or based on how you would try it if you were to?

I honestly do supplemental watering very very rarely, usually only when we’re experiencing droughts. We have our own well, which means that I pay exactly $0 however much water we use, but honestly I am a lazy bitch and even if I do water them it’s by putting a sprinkler on them for half an hour. But that’s a rare occurrence. 

But, again, I almost never have to. I haven’t at all this year.

But then, here in my area farmers don’t irrigate cropland either; we have pretty regular rainfall.

And also, BULLSHIT is dry farming a complex technique. Literally all you do is let the plants fend for themselves, which forces them to develop deeper roots. I do this with all my plants, simply by not watering them unless they are literally gasping and about to expire on the parched cracked earth before my very eyes.

Of course you can replicate it at home. 

Honestly dry farming is a fancy name for something I’ve been doing out of laziness for years.  

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🌱Green Witch Tips🌱

I get a lot of asks about plants; what dried herbs to start with, what kind are good for beginners, what I would recommend new witches own, how to grow them, etc. That’s totally okay because you guys know I love helping you out but to make things easier I’m just going to talk about plants for a while, okay? Enjoy!

Let’s Start At The Beginning🌿

“What should a beginner witch have in their cabinet?”

I get asked a lot what are some good herbs or dried flowers to have for people who can’t grow their own. Just remember, it’s not necessary to have herbs in your practice, all you need to be a witch is a desire to be a witch! But these are the herbs I recommend and/or are my personal favorites.💜

  • Orange Peel - This is great for uplifting energies and bringing happiness into your life, they can help with intuition, bring prosperity and abundance, and they can help strengthen friendships and relationships. They’re loaded with Vitamin C & A, it’s a powerful antioxidant and great for relieving congestion(add it to your bath!) You can eat them, burn them, make a tea, add it to your bath, whatever you see fit!
  • Basil - This is great for bringing in money and prosperity, love, flying/astral work, exorcisms, and is great for protection. Basil has potent antioxidant, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. It is also an anti-inflammatory.
  • Mint - Mint is probably one of my favorite healing herbs, it can help bring you strength, luck, money, and safe travels. Mint is an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic. Ideal for treating indigestion, flatulence, varicose veins, headaches, migraines, skin irritations, rheumatism, toothache, and general fatigue.
  • Chamomile - One of my favorite meditation plants, it also aids in centering and finding peace, protection, self-love and healing! It’s great for fevers, indigestion, it works as an anti-inflammatory for wounds, and makes a good insect repellent.
  • Rosemary: It’s often used for protection, love, purification, healing, sleep, and youth. When burned it emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations and is used to rid a place of negativity. It provides anti-inflammation, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antisepticproperties. And research provides ample evidence that rosemary not only improves memory, but helps fight cancer. 
  • Onion: It is used for protection, exorcism, healing, money, and abundance in life. Grown in pots or in the garden they repel negative energy and evil intentions. You can cook onions to attract money and luck. Onions are high in vitamin C, a good source of fiber, and are good for regulating blood pressure.
  • Thyme: It can be used for good health, healing, sleep, courage, love, purification, psychic powers. It can be burned for good health and purification and can be used in healing spells. It can be used to help bronchitis, whooping cough, sore throat, colic, arthritis, upset stomach, stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bedwetting, intestinal gas (flatulence), parasitic worm infections and skin disorders.

Growing Your Own Indoor Plants 🌿

These are what I recommend for beginners(inside) I tried to include a variety of herbs, succulents, and houseplants because I know some people prefer one of the other. This includes generic care tips like storage needed, how much light, water, etc. If you’re looking for magical plant care tips scroll down to the next category! All plants picked are cat and dog friendly.

  • Spider Plants - absorb negativity while improving both the energy and air quality of your home. They’re great for low-key daily cleansing. The pot does not need drainage, moderate sunlight, during growth water once or so a week, at adult(one year) water more frequently, during the summer do not let the soil dry out, keep it moist! Generic garden soil is fine.
  • African Violets - ruled by the planet Venus, promoting spirituality and peaceful vibrations. Their five-petaled flowers are protective and link the plant with the pentagram. Keep them in a warm location where they get plenty of light, and these darling little plants will happily bloom for you all year round. They’re roots are very fragile so over watering can definitely kill them, make sure the soil is completely dry to touch before water. They do best with soils that include peat moss or vermiculite.
  • Succulents - bringers of love and abundance and can be among the easiest of house plants to grow.  Succulents are ruled by the moon. Succulents definitely need plots that have drainage holes, the soil should be a mix of rocks and soil or just buy premade cacti soil! Water two to three times a month depending on size. Full sunlight is best!
  • Swedish or English Ivy -  are protective as well as decorative, and never more so than when trained to grow outside on house walls. Potted and brought indoors, they serve the same function, for their curious stems and leaves drive away evil and negativity from their dwelling place. They are also though to promote fidelity and fertility. Medium light, simple garden soil, they do like moss, ivy’s prefer to be on the dry side when the soil has been dry for 2-3 days then water!
  • Catnip - can bring love into the home, works for cat magic or dieties, helps promote happiness and aids in sleep/astral travel magic. It can be successfully grown on a sunny windowsill, providing you give it enough water and remember to pinch out the flowers to encourage leaf growth. You can start pinching off leaves as soon as the plant hits about 6 - 8 inches.
  • Basil - it can help steady the mind, brings happiness, love, peace, and money and protects against insanity. Keep basil in direct or medium sunlight, keep soil moist, make sure to pick the leaves regularly to encourage growth throughout the summer.
  • Lemon Balm - associated with the moon and neptune, can be used to dispel melancholy and depression, it is traditionally used for compassion, fertility, happiness, healing, longevity, love, mental health, prosperity, and divination. Lemon balm likes a steady supply of water, but good drainage is a must.The plant recovers quickly from wilt, so it’s best to err on the side of dry rather than too wet, which will encourage root rot. Any good, fast-draining potting soil will likely do.
  • Thyme(a personal favorite) - planet venus, it’s good for clairvoyance, cleansing, courage, divination, dreams, exorcism, faeries, happiness, healing, love, money, prevents nightmares, protection, psychic development, aannnddd purification. It’s a pretty useful little plant and it’s super cute if you ask me! Water completely each time but allow the pot to dry before watering again. Fertilize thyme with a weak solution of fish emulsion or liquid seaweed once a month - I swear by it! Trim off flowers and dry them for a sachet or use them in tea, bath, etc!
  • Rosemary -  It’s often used for protection, love, purification, healing, sleep, and youth. When burned it emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations and is used to rid a place of negativity. Same grow tips as thyme!
  • Orchid -  it can be used for elegance and beauty, concentration, strengthening memory, love, intuition, harmony, focus, and will power. I personally love having my orchids around during self love magic and glamour spells. It needs ample water but should be allowed to dry out some between watering - make sure to not over water it. Some orchids can be air plants!

Magical Tips For Growing Plants🌿

Just some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years, some of these may not be super witchy but still definitely helpful for strong plant babies!

  • Sing or talk to your plants daily! Not only will the positive energy they receive help them grow strong, so will the more direct source of Carbon Dioxide. 💕 
  • Use rain water or moon water to water your plants! You can really use any kind of water but I advise against sea water unless you boil the salt out first.
    • Bonus! Charge your water with crystals. I like to leave mine out under the moon with moss agate, clear quartz, and rose quartz to encourage growth into a strong, beautiful plant.
  • If you smoke weed, ashes are lovely to give to plants once a week, most ashes work to be honest. You can also use left over tea leaves to compost as well, you can infuse/encourage your plants with energies of the tea!
  • You can also include eggshell powder or water from when you boil eggs in your waterings once a week to help aid it’s growth. 
    • I wouldn’t suggest feeding them plant food until their adults though just because it’s really simple to over feed them. But it’s okay to throw some eggshells in the beginning.
  • Sigils! Put sigils on everything, your watering can, the containers your plants are in, on the window they receive their sunlight from! Have fun, gardening is a great time to explore yourself and your craft.
  • Leave your plants under the moon to let the charge. Or when they’re in the sun let that charge them to bring energy and happiness into your home and life.
  • Leave crystals next to your plants or create little spell jar to keep in your garden. I have one of citrine, clear quartz, bay, oak, and a little love letter to Freyr because he’s my patron god and a god of nature.
  • This may sound weird but I swear my little green guys love jivin’ to music, play some and dance around with them, let them be lively and included in your life. We’ve been listening to a lot of Janis Joplin lately.
  • If your plant indoors you don’t have worms!! Oh no! Poke little holes in your soil (after their healthy sprouts) to make sure the soil isn’t compacted.
  • Understand how much space your plants are going to need.  It’s a common mistake for gardeners to get too small of pots. Research the type of roots your plants have - not all grow down some grow wide and need wider more shallow pots.
  • Look for the best place in the house for each plant, and don’t be afraid to try different locations until you find the best spot. Some plants are picky and that’s a-okay!

I hope this is able to help someone with their little green babies. Gardening can bring such joy to ones life, I hope it can for you!🌿

Steam Cleansing ♨

Since incense makes me sneeze, I’ve been resorting to a different method of cleansing lately - steam cleansing! It’s exactly what it sounds like, using steam to cleanse your space. 

Ingredients:

  • A pot, to be used for boiling water
  • Essential oils of your choice (about 50 drops total)
  • Water

Instructions:

  1. Add about 2 cups of water to your pot depending upon how large it is
    1. Otherwise, just fill the pot about halfway with water
  2. Add 50 drops of whichever essential oils you choose 
  3. Turn on your stove, and let the water boil 
  4. You should start to smell the essential oils throughout your house in very little time
  5. When the water has almost completely evaporated, turn your stove off
  6. Let the pot cool down and proceed to wash it as you would usually do with your dishes
  7. The scent tends to linger all day, if not longer
  8. Repeat as necessary :)

Essential oils for cleansing:

  • Anise
  • Camphor
  • Cedarwood
  • Citrus oils (bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, lime, orange, tangerine)
  • Dragon’s Blood
  • Hyssop
  • Lavender
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Spearmint
  • Thyme

Some essential oils may cause respiratory irritation in both humans and animals, and many essential oils should not be used if pregnant or if you have other various medical problems. Please consult your physician if you have any questions about the use of essential oils.


Aromatherapy, Memory, & Magick

Types as plants 🌱

ISTP Leafy little tree, growing somewhere strange, the side of a mountain perhaps? A remote island? Very impressive 🌳

ISTJ Flowering hydrangea, many leaves to drink up the sun, loved by all the bees, crowned bee overlord with high honors 🐝

ISFP Tiger Lily, fierce, statement flower and centerpiece, may require extra care but is definitely a show stopper 🐯

ISFJ White roses, protective thorns, grows in the soil but deserves the best vase ! A good flower ! 🌹

INTP Small cactus, v prickly but sometimes grows flowers, needs very little water but lots of encouragement 🌵

INTJ Redwood (extra mega tall), will not stop growing even if you ask. Do not chop this tree ! The thought of being common house furniture is unsettling 🍂

INFP Willow tree, calm and happy, many birds live here !  A little bit sad but a very good tree, deserves all the sunlight 🕊

INFJ The apple tree ! Feeds all its friends, has very good fruit, but what happens when the fruit is gone??? Crisis mode ENGAGED 🍎

ESTP Killer Algae, flowey and leafy and lives in the ocean ! Too bad they deprive marine life of food and habitat (good thing they’re cute) 🌊

ESTJ Succulents ! Tiny and green and sit in the window, certainly not going anywhere, don’t worry about forgetting to water, this independent succulent doesn’t need you 🎍

ESFP Cherry blossoms, jaw dropping, people come from all around to see you bloom ! Truly the epitome of style and aesthetic 🌸

ESFJ Tulips in the family garden, watering cans and ladybugs, your friendly neighborhood hummingbird feeder ! Planted neatly in nice little rows 🌷

ENTP Venus fly trap. Very interesting, composed of personality and flesh dissolving acid. Goodbye bugs you are gone 🐞

ENTJ Ivy, confident and ever climbing, quite the aesthetic addition to the garden! Be warned though, for ivy can keep out weeds, but if not managed, can harm the trees as well 🌿

ENFP Cannabis, loved by many, knows just how to chill, truly a staple in the friend group ! As long as they’re kept grounded and in control, they’re all set for some fun🍁

ENFJ Money tree ! A loyal and giving plant, must be watered just right, and reminded to keep a little cash for themselves. A very lovely plant ! 💸

anonymous asked:

Is there a story behind the blue jacket?

kind of. 

besides me being a fashion bombshell, even in the midst of wwii, the jacket was nice and warm and full of pockets. which is always a nice thing when you have to literally carry everything you need with you everywhere you go.

but on top of that, i grew up with tiny pre-human-lab-rat steve. among a very long list of medical issues which fueled his must-punch-everything attitude, steve was colorblind. (in a very typically steve move, he decided to become an artist, despite not being able to see half the colors out there.) 

 the modern term for what he was is ‘protanopia’ which is a type of red-green colorblindness which meant his ability to see the color red was not so great. pretty much everything in the red spectrum got toned down to taupes and greys, and yellows and greens were kinda muted. but his ability to see the color blue was basically unimpaired, so blue things stood out in his field of vision. back in the day, i wore a lot of blue because it was easier for steve to spot, and somewhere along the line it just kinda became my favorite color, and i tended to pick blue clothes out of habit. 

these days steve’s favorite color is red, just for the novelty of being able to see it.  

Breaking through the atmosphere
And things are pretty good from here

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