Saturday, 23 June 2012
strawberry snaffling and baby cucumbers
We have beautiful roses, shrubs, climbers, poppies and an assortment of bedding plants. Squeezed in amongst them I have lots of herbs, lots and lots - all in pots: rosemary, sage, mint, basil mint, thyme (2 types), marjoram (2 types), bay, tansy, mace, chives and lemon balm. I harvest all the herbs and dry them for later use, as well as using them fresh in my cooking. I also collect and dry all the rose petals, marigold petals, honey suckle petals and poppy seeds - all for magical use.
Tucked away in amongst all of these plants are some strawberries and this year also tomatoes and cucumbers.
I am very excited to have baby cucumbers!
There is something about growing your own herbs to use in your own spell working, for one they are pesticide free but I can also add my own energies when I am watering them and tending to them over the months until harvest.
And growing your own food to eat is magic in itself! OK I am never going to grow enough to feed the family but to pop out to the garden and pick an alpine strawberry to snaffle is fabulous!