Seed Bombs

Seed bombs are a DIY project which involves mud, your bare hands, and the seeds of your choice.  You make compact balls of mud and then roll them around in the seeds you want delivered, then either use them immediately by throwing them through the air while still damp, or as dried balls, depending on […]

A Brief Introduction to Nutriceuticals

The subject of what is and what isn’t a necessary ingredient for life has been up to debate for several decades; really, more or less since the discovery of vitamin C. Vitamin vi·ta·min ˈvīdəmən/ noun any of a group of organic compounds that are essential for normal growth and nutrition and are required […]

The Codex Alimentarius and Illegal Herbs

When people talk about illegal weed, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t actually marijuana.  Its comfrey.  Comfrey is a herb known for healing bones and deep tissue injuries, but it is presently listed as a noxious or illegal plant in Alberta. Chamomile, which is used for skin irritations, is as well.  So are […]

Herb Lore, Witchery, and Me

Herbs are truly amazing things.  There are herbs that heal damaged tissue (comfrey, yarrow, mint, chamomile), herbs for anxiety (passionflower, lemon balm, lemongrass, mint, peppermint, rosemary), herbs for…  well, you get the point. In Hell, because I didn’t have access to much if any in the way of a food budge, I grew weeds for […]

Onions and pinecones

When I lived in the city, I often resorted to unique answers to my gardening problems, and one of those was to grow my green onion tips back.  I would regrow them in water in the sun and then plant them in dirt that I supplemented with pinecones. Pinecones don’t ordinarily resprout unless exposed to […]