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.
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
*Make a Herb Garden
*Harvesting & Preserving Herbs
* The Jof of Compost
In the Hedgerow
*Drying Flowers & Seed Heads
*Gardening by the Moon
*Notions: Magical Makes
*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 in the autumn season. Some can be sprinkled on the earth and left to do their thing, while others need more attention.
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. Secret code: compost. 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.
Please Note: You must answer the Mandatory Question to qualify!!
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.
I love flowers of all varieties
I enjoy growing a garden but I have not yet mastered how to harvest and preserve the seeds.
I would love to preserve seeds from my holy hocks. I would share them.
My Little would love this!
Anything to do with gardening I enjoy
I love my garden.
It sounds like it has some great ideas for seed gathering and more. I started collecting seeds from my plants last year and can always use some advice.
I am very interested in learning how to dry flowers and the Hedgerow section would be fun to learn.
This looks like a very interesting book.
Garden for the bees.
I would love to win this book as we are planning to plant a garden this year and need ideas.
I like that this tells you about each seed and how you can use it once it has grown. THis is something I have not seen before and could use.
I love gardening but haven’t saved my seeds, so would like to learn how.
the book looks beautiful – and I did have some great success saving seeds from a squash last year – I would love to build on that by learning about more ways to grow food from produce 😁
Love learning about gardening and flowers xo
I believe growing a garden from seed is one thing that will ensure our future. We need fresh healthy food and we need the bugs and animals that depend on a healthy garden as well.
I would love to win this because I love growing plants but sometimes it just doesn’t work.
I’d love to win this for my friend who is an avid gardener and lover of seeds.
I have tried starting flowers from seed in the past, with varying success. I would love to know a few secrets to increase my chances of success.
Love to win this for my hubby who has been collecting seeds for years!
MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE JUST STARTED A GARDEN AND WOULD LOVE THE INFORMATION THIS BOOK WOULD HAVE
looks informative and is beautifully illustrated!
I would love to gift this to my daughter
I love learning about flowers.
I love seeds, and I grew up on produce far, participated in 4-H, and even taught gardening techniques to my fellow 4-H members. I would place either blue or purple ribbons at the local “Achievement Days” and the State Fair in South Dakota. I have always enjoyed gardening. The only problem now is I live in an apartment, and the closest community garden is over 4 miles away. I don’t have a car, driver’s license, or even any friends who would be interested in going/taking me there.
I hope to learn new ways to grow plants to once again have my own homegrown veggies and fruits.
I have a garden and would love to make it better.
I would like to know more about seeds because I want to garden for food and fun with my family.
I love learning about plants and growing them!
I love gardening and any tips I can learn would be wonderful!
I love and need the growing tips! I always seem to fix one issue and then another arises. I am sure this book would help me learn about all the issues!
This would make gardening a lot easier! Thanks 🙂
I have seeds to plant.
I too have tried unsuccessfully to germinate seeds and I would like to learn more and figure out what I’m doing wrong, both with fruits and veggies.
I’d love it for gardening.
Walking down gardening aisles, there are always enticing seed packets on display and how I want to purchase a few and bring more beauty to my yard. But from past experiences, know the money would be better spent elsewhere. With this book, there’s hope! Can learn exactly how to germinate those seeds….awesome!
since the shutdown i have been really into plants, and love my little collection, yearning to learn more about them!!
My cleaning lady loves to garden – veggies & flowers. I’d love to win this for her. Looks like a wealth of knowledge.
I love to garden. This book sounds wonderful. I’d love to share it with my granddaughter, and teach her some gardening.
I don’t have much luck in growing from seeds, especially flowers. I can use some help with this.
This looks like it will be a great and helpful book.
I’d like to know how to make potpourri out of roses. In the past when I’ve dried the petals they would mildew.