Bee Garden Plant Seed Set includes Eight Varieites for Herbalist's Garden, Witch's Garden

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Bees are considered sacred in many cultures worldwide, our Bee Garden Seed Collection is sure to attract these happy pollinators to your garden! This collection has eight seed packets of Temperate Tulsi, Lemon Bergamot, Comfrey, Hyssop, Pleurisy Root, Scarlet Sage, Greek Mullein, and Viper's Bugloss. **This cannot be shipped to Washington State.

You will receive one packet each of the following 8 seed packets (non-GMO and/or organic, as noted below):

Greek Mullein (organic): 100 seeds
Hyssop (organic): 100 seeds
Lemon Bergamot (non-GMO): 100 seeds
Pleurisy Root (organic): 30 seeds
Scarlet Sage (non-GMO): 200 seeds
Temperate Tulsi, Holy Basil (organic): 50 seeds
True Comfrey (organic): 20 seeds
Viper’s Bugloss (organic): 100 seeds

Please see the seed descriptions below for more information. All information is provided for educational purposes with no guarantee of results; please use all herbal products with care.

About the seeds:

---Greek Mullein (verbascum olympicum)---

Greek mullein is a biennial native to Greece and is hardy in zones three to eight. This plant has two growth phases. In the first year, it will make a large rosette of pointed leaves, and in the second, it rises to an impressive candelabrum of flowers.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
- You can use powdered mullein if a spell calls for graveyard dirt, and you cannot get this.
- Use mullein for spirit communication and workings at the crossroads.
- Add to a tea with poppy, mugwort, and spearmint to help you sleep. (1 part mullein, poppy, and mugwort with 2 parts spearmint)
- Drink the tea as mentioned above or add mullein to incense as a divination aid.
- Add mullein to a sachet of lavender to prevent nightmares.

Herbal Uses:
- Make a tea with mullein; it is said to loosen phlegm, making it an excellent cough and cold brew.
- Add this herb to your tobacco (if you roll your cigarettes) for a chronic cough or easing asthma symptoms.
- Create a tincture with garlic to relieve earache.
- A decoction can be taken for diarrhea relief.

This plant prefers full sun and sandy, well-drained soil. The seeds are light-dependent for germination. Sow in the spring by lightly tamping them into the surface of the soil. Keep warm and evenly moist until germination, which can be relatively rapid. Thin or transplant these to two feet apart.

Size: One packet of 100 (verbascum olympicum) seeds. They are certified organic.

---Hyssop (hyssopus officianalis)---

Hyssop is a woody perennial evergreen that is hardy in zones 5-10 and is a classic in knot gardens and for low hedging. This plant has been used to treat sore throats, colds, and is believed to be beneficial for asthma. Additionally, it is an excellent addition to the witch's garden for purification, cleansing, protection, and blessings.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
- Hang a bouquet of hyssop by the front door to shield against unwanted energies from entering.
- During a waning moon or dark moon, burn dried hyssop to assist in banishments, cord-cutting, or releasing patterns and behaviors which no longer serve you.
- Adding hyssop to your garden can elevate the vibration of surrounding your home, acting as a beacon to faeries.
- Add hyssop to sage or cedar for smudging to cleanse and purify your space from unwanted energies in your home.
- Create an infusion with the flowers of this plant and spray for a "liquid smudge" and blessing.

Herbal Uses:
- Herbalists have been known to create infusions with hyssop to aid in recovery from pulmonary diseases.
- A tea made with fresh green tops is said to be a remedy for rheumatism.
- An infusion of the leaves can be used externally for bruising and discolored contusions.

This plant prefers full sun and rocky or sandy, well-drained soil. Hyssop is best started indoors about eight weeks before the final frost of the season. The small seeds should be covered with a thin layer of soil (just under a half-inch should suffice). Keep the starts moist while awaiting germination, which takes approximately 2-3 weeks. Transplant outside once the last frost has passed, spacing seedlings 6-12 inches apart.

Size: One packet of 100 (hyssopus officinalis) seeds. They are certified organic. 

---Lemon Bergamot (monarda citriodora)---

Lemon Bergamot, also called lemon mint, purple horsemint and horsemint, is an annual or winter annual good in zones five to ten. It is native to the central and southern United States and Mexico. This plant's flowers are gorgeously purple and bloom May to August, attracting butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds to the garden.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
- Use the fresh leaves and flowers for rituals and spells regarding love and commitment.
- Add the flowers to crystal grids for unity and attraction.
- Add fresh leaves to your water for added protection to your day.

Herbal Uses:
- The leaves have a pleasant lemon flavor and can be used as a seasoning in food and garnish for salads; it's high in anti-oxidants.
- Add the leaves to a facial steamer to help rejuvenate and refresh your skin.
- When added to a tea or infusion, it helps reduce cough from the common cold and in some bronchitis.
- Oil made with fresh leaves may help prevent bug bites.

This plant prefers full sun to partial shade and clay or loamy soil that is moist but well-drained. Sow indoors or after the threat of frost has passed. If you start this indoors, transplant after your final frost and space the plants two feet apart.

Size: One packet of 100 (monarda citriodora) seeds. They are open-pollinated and non-GMO.

---Pleurisy Root (asclepias tuberosa)---

Pleurisy Root (Asclepias tuberosa) is a strikingly beautiful herbaceous perennial native to the American prairies. This plant is hardy in zones three to nine. Its flowers of deep yellow and orange flowers, sometimes nearly red, magnetizes monarchs and bees feeding nectar through its vibrant blossoms and leaves.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
- Add the seed "fluff" from this plant to dream pillows for dreaming of nature spirits and the fae.
- Use the flowers in spells and rituals for creativity.
- The seed fluff, can be gathered and then used for wishes and manifestation.

Herbal Uses:
- In ages past, the root was dried and made into a low-dose tea or tincture for treating pleurisy, which is the inflammation of the serous membrane and can be quite a painful affliction.
- The herbaceous parts of this can be used to treat stomach disorders and discomfort.
- A poultice of pleurisy root is often created to speed up the healing on a skin wound.

This plant prefers full sun and regular watering, it will survive in low-fertility areas and co-habit happily with grasses. Sow your seeds in the early spring. This seed is a good cold-soil germinator, if you are not planting in early spring, pre-treat the seeds in a moist medium in the refrigerator (not freezer) for two weeks before sowing warm. Germination is relatively fast. Larger plants are best spaced at two feet apart.

Size: One packet of 30 (asclepias tuberosa) seeds. They are certified organic.

---Scarlet Sage (salvia coccinea)---

Scarlet sage, is an annual. With its vibrant red vase-shaped flowers, is highly attractive to hummingbirds. This attraction gives it the nickname of hummingbird sage. Additionally, it is a favorite of butterflies and bees while making a great addition to a cut wildflower arrangement.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:

- Use the blossoms for spells to discover and remove unhealthy cords that siphon our energy and focus.
- A tincture with salvia divinorum and this (salvia coccinea) variety is said to aid in meditation.
- Add the leaves and flowers to spells and incenses to reduce anxiety and heal emotional wounds.
Herbal Uses:

- Use the leaves for dressing wounds as an ingredient in a poultice.
- Add leaves to an infusion to help treat cough.

Cultivation: These seeds are light-dependent germinators, sow your seeds in the early spring. Strew your seed in the garden bed and tamp well, or start in pots and transplant it to the garden after the last frost. The average germination is time 6 days. Flowers 1 to 2 feet wide and about 2 feet tall. Not invasive, companions well with other plants.

Size: One packet of 200 (salvia coccinea) seeds. They are certified organic. 

---Temperate Tulsi- also known as Holy Basil (ocimum afrianum)---

Temperate Tulsi is also called holy basil, lemon basil, and hoary basil. This plant is an annual and is native from East Africa to India. It is considered a sacred plant in India and is often grown directly outside to protect the home.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
- Plant tulsi near the front of your home for added protection and to repel unwanted energies.
- Add the leaves of this herb to your tea at work to attract wealth and luck to your business.
- Create an infusion or hydrosol with the leaves and flowers and use it as a ritual or room mist to attract love to your life.

Herbal Uses:
- Use this herb in soups, stews, and stir-fries to infuse your dishes with the protective properties of tulsi.
- An infusion is known to help with stomach problems such as loss of appetite, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.
- Add to a fever-reducing infusion to increase effectiveness.
- Use in poultices for anti-inflammatory properties of tulsi.

This plant prefers full sun to partial shade and is frost hardy. Prepare a flat of potting soil or a fine seedbed in the springtime. Scatter the seeds on the surface and then press down in and keep them evenly moist and warm. Germination is rapid—transplant or thin to 1 foot apart once seedlings are large enough.

Size: One packet of 50 (ocimum africanum) seeds. They are certified organic.

---True Comfrey (symphytum officinale)---

Comfrey is a herbaceous perennial that is hardy in zones 4-8. This plant has many uses from protection while traveling, attracting money when gambling, to healing minor cuts and scrapes. It is also high in protein and can be added to the feed of domesticated animals (chickens and pigs, etc.) to help maintain health and gain weight.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
- Place a comfrey leaf in your luggage to help prevent it from becoming lost or stolen.
- Comfrey root sachets can be used for protection while traveling.
- Wrap your money in a comfrey leaf for several days before gambling, to keep your bets coming back to you.
- Comfrey flowers, especially blue ones, can be substituted in any spell calling for borage.
- Use comfrey in a bath after a ritual to cleanse and relax you.
- Burn this herb in combination with mugwort to aid in divination.

Herbal Uses:
- A poultice with comfrey helps heal minor cuts and scrapes.
- It is said to help with cell proliferation.
- Comfrey is commonly added as a companion plant to orchard trees.
- A foot soak of comfrey can bring relief to a sprained ankle and speed up the healing process.

This plant prefers full sun and moist but well-drained soil. Sow the seeds just under the surface and tamp down securely. When sown in warm soils, germination generally occurs within 30 days.

Size: One packet of 20 (symphytum officinale). They are certified organic.

---Viper's Bugloss (echium vulgare)---

Viper's Bugloss is a herbaceous perennial and sometimes biennial native to Europe, the Ural Mountains, and Siberia. This plant is hardy in zones three to eleven, and it produces a large amount of pollen and nectar, making it a significant plant for bees. Viper's bugloss cannot be shipped to MT, WA, or Canada. Historically, this was thought to cure snake bites or to keep people from being bitten by snakes.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
- Culpepper called this plant a most gallant herb of the Sun and can be used to honor solar deities.
- It may be appropriate, due to its long association with serpents, to use when working with a snake totem or deities associated with serpents.
- As an attractant for bees, the flowers could be used in attraction and manifestation spells.

Herbal Uses:
- The root of this plant can be used to dye fiber red.
- Finely chopped leaves with fresh flowering heads can be made into a poultice for treating boils.
- An infusion taken internally can act as a diuretic as well as treat fevers and headaches.
- Herbalists of the past believed that a decoction of the seeds (preferably in wine) banished melancholy and lifted the mood.

This plant prefers full sun and fast-draining, sandy, or rocky soil. Sow the seeds in the spring by sprinkling them on the ground's surface, barely covering them with sand or soil, and tamping them down well. Keep them evenly moist until germination. Germination takes one to two weeks. Thin or transplant to one foot apart.

Size: One packet of 100 (echium vulgare) seeds. They are certified organic.

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