The Magic of Seeds

If you don’t have a green thumb, then you will appreciate the disappointment when you cannot grow your own plants. I think there are a lot of us who find it easier to just buy a plant than rather than starting one from a seed. I confess that I’ve tried several times to grow plants from seeds and have failed most of the time. Having a guide that will give us insight into successful seed growing will be invaluable and I found just that guide, The Magic of Seeds, The Nature-Lover’s Guide to Growing Garden Flowers and Herbs From Seeds.

The Magic of Seeds

This fantastic resource will not only show you how to collect, grow and harvest 100 different plants/seeds, but also when and where to plant them for the best results.

In The Kitchen

*Collecting Seeds
*Make a Herb Garden
*Harvesting & Preserving Herbs
* The Jof of Compost

In the Hedgerow

*Drying Flowers & Seed Heads
*Gardening by the Moon
*Scented Potpourri
*Notions: Magical Makes

Flower Garden

*Potions: Folk Medicine
*Tisanes: Healthy, Happy Drinks
*Lotions: Plant Beauty
*Make a Seed Mandala

I think we all know that seeds need water, sun, and air to grow seeds, but providing them with the right balance of each is key. But, it doesn’t hurt to have some tips, techniques, and troubleshooting information blended with some folklore to make your growing year not only fun but successful. Did you know that in some parts of the world, it was considered bad luck to sow seeds during the first 3 weeks of March? Many communities even today will bless their seeds before sowing. In India, black mustard seeds are scattered across thresholds to protect homes from evil spirits. More interestingly, some seeds are used for magical purposes. Their dormant power and potency can be harnessed and used in spells and charms, notably around love and fertility. Some seeds can be ground and used as incense, while others are more fittingly used in a sachet.

The onset of the book shares what tools you will need and how to get started with your first attempt at growing seeds. It’s also important to know when and how to plant seeds reflective of their kind. Some are best sown in spring, while others are in the autumn season. Some can be sprinkled on the earth and left to do their thing, while others need more attention.

The Magic of Seeds - Apple and Amaranth

Each plant is featured with colorful illustrations, any nutritional value, it’s magic, how to use it, and growing instructions. For example, the Great Yellow Gentian seed can take up to 10 years to flower. Its dried roots can be used as an infusion to ease digestive and menstrual problems. For its Magic Power – it can be sprinkled into a bath or added to sachets to attract love. It has also been used to break curses and hexes. It’s best to sow this plant in autumn so they can flower the following summer.

You’ll also get how-to information on making your own facial masks, lotions, smudge or smoking bundles, incense cones, magical sachets, notions, and much more. It’s a great book to have whether you are a novice or an experienced gardener.

Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.