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Witch Garden Essentials 2 Plant Seed Set Ashwagandha, Borage, Cilantro, Primrose, Thyme, Sage, Burdock, Motherwort, Nettles, Dandelion, More

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The witch's garden is an honored tradition, growing herbs and flowers for use in our practices and for herbal remedies that herbalists are known for. Our beautifully curated Witch's Garden Extended Essential Seed Collection brings you 16 medicinal and magickal herbs to your garden. In this collection, you will find ashwagandha, borage, cilantro, evening primrose, Genovese basil, broadleaf plantain, English broadleaf thyme, garden sage, gobo burdock, greek oregano, lemon balm, heartsease violet, motherwort, summer savory, stinging nettles, and wild dandelion.

You will receive one each of the following 16 organic seed packets:

Ashwagandha: 50 seeds
Borage: 30 seeds
Broadleaf Plantain: 100 seeds
Cilantro (coriander): 100 seeds
English Broadleaf Thyme: 100 seeds
Evening Primrose: 100 seeds
Garden Sage: 50 seeds
Genovese Basil: 100 seeds
Gobo Burdock: 100 seeds
Greek Oregano: 100 seeds
Heartsease Violet: 100 seeds
Lemon Balm: 100 seeds
Motherwort: 100 seeds
Stinging Nettles: 200 seeds
Summer Savory: 100 seeds
Wild Dandelion: 200 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:

---Ashwagandha (withania somnifera)---

Ashwagandha is native to Africa and is hardy for zones eight to twelve. This ecotype has large leaves and is proliferative. Ayurvedic medicine sees this herb as being incredibly beneficial in many treatments. It is called "strength of the stallion," as it has been traditionally used to strengthen the immune system after an illness.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Add the fruits of this plant to rituals for strength and endurance.
-Add any (and all) parts of this plant to incense for rejuvenation and positivity.

Herbal Uses:
-An extract of the root has been shown to help underactive thyroid function in studies.
-Ashwagandha is known to help reduce anxiety and depression.
-This herb shows promise in helping support adrenal function and helping to overcome adrenal fatigue.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers full sun and alkaline fast-draining soil. You can sweeten your regular gardening soil by adding ground limestone. The seed is light-dependent; sow it in early spring indoors or the greenhouse. The average germination is 15 days—space seedlings one foot apart after moved to the garden bed.

Size: One packet of 100 (withania somnifera) seeds. They are certified organic.

--Borage (borago officinalis)---

Borage is an annual or overwinter annual; hardiness zones do not apply in this case. While they do not come back, they do self-seed readily. The beautiful star-shaped flowers and leaves are used for fever, cough, depression as well as calling in courage, clarity, and confidence in mundane and magickal workings.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Tuck a borage blossom in your pocket before any stressful situation for a boost in courage.
-Borage tea or oils can be used to consecrate weapons.
-Incense made of borage can be used to invoke warrior gods.
-A tea of this herb can encourage psychic powers.
-Add fresh blossoms to your altar to bring luck and power to your spells.
-If you are feeling low on energy or are facing major life decisions, a tea of borage can help you focus your mind on moving forward with confidence.

Herbal Uses:
-Add the flowers to salad to exhilarate the mind.
-It is used to restore adrenal glands to their natural balance, for a calmer mind and body.
-Borage works well to ease depression and mood swings often associated with menopause and menstrual cycles.
-It is known to reduce itch and dryness associated with skin disorders such as eczema and dermatitis.
-Borage tea can be used to restore strength during periods of convalescence.

Cultivation:
Borage seeds can be started by sowing in the spring. You can get a jumpstart in them by starting them in late winter or early spring indoors. When sowing, cover the seeds with 1/2 inch soil, keeping them moist until germination. Germination is approximately 7-14 days. Sow the seeds about 4” apart and thin them as needed.

Size: One packet of 30 organic Borage (Borago officinalis) seeds.

---Broadleaf Plantain (plantago major)---

Broadleaf plantain is an herbaceous perennial native to Europe and has been naturalized worldwide. This plant is hardy in zones three to ten. Many view this plant as a weed, but it has many uses in herbal medicine.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Tea brewed with plantain is said to help with divination.
-Add leaves to your bath tea for purification and healing.
-Take the dried leaves of this herb and throw them in a fire to send healing wishes and energies.
-Add the leaves or roots to other herbs to increase their magickal potency.

Herbal Uses:
-Young leaves can be used as a salad green.
-Extract of the leaves can help boost your immune system through an increase in white blood cells.
-Add the leaves to a tea to help fight infections and the common cold.
-Plantain leaf tea helps treat gastrointestinal disorders.

Cultivation:
This plant will thrive in the sun or shade and moist or saturated soils. Sow seed on the surface of your soil in early spring. The seed prefers cool soils for germination, which can take up to six weeks. Space plants to one foot apart.

Size: One packet of 100 (plantago major) seeds. They are certified organic.

---Cilantro, coriander (coriandrum sativum)---

Cilantro is an annual that is native to the Mediterranean but is cultivated worldwide. This plant is well known for its culinary uses, from the leaves (cilantro) in cooking and salsa to the seeds (coriander), which are used in curry.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Add a few leaves to a tea for heart chakra healing.
-Add a few leaves to an infusion with other herbs for prosperity to call money to you.
-Include the leaves and seeds in sachets and spells for love.
-Hang a small bundle in your home for protection.

Herbal Uses:
-Use fresh leaves of this plant in cooking and salsa as a digestive aid.
-Cilantro leaves are recommended for detoxifying your body of heavy metals.
-Chop the leaves and apply them to insect bites to soothe the irritation.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers full sun and regular garden soil. Sow your seeds directly into the garden bed in spring as soon as the ground can be worked—plant in furrows two to three feet apart. Barely cover the seeds, tamp them down well and keep moist. Allow these to come up thick. Germination can be a bit cranky in over-warm soils.

Size: One packet of 100 (coriandrum sativum) seeds. They certified organic.

---English Broadleaf Thyme (thymus vulgaris)---

English broadleaf thyme is an evergreen woody subshrub that is native to the Mediterranean. This plant is hardy in zones six to ten but may be grown as an annual, as well. Thyme, known to many as a common spice in the kitchen, giving flavor to many different dishes and even tea!

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Add thyme to herbal incenses for good health.
-Place thyme leaves and blossoms (when available) to your dream pillows to encourage restful sleep and ward against nightmares.
-Add thyme to your faerie gardens to encourage them to tend and dwell in your garden.
-Add thyme to purification incenses and blends to cleanse and consecrate your room before a ritual.

Herbal Uses:
-Thyme tea is known for its antibiotic and antiseptic properties, making it excellent for treating cough, common cold, and sore throats.
-Add an infusion of thyme to witch hazel to help treat acne.
-When applied to the roots of your hair, an oil with thyme can strengthen the roots and improve growth.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers full sun and dryish soils. Sow the seed in the spring, just barely under the surface of the soil. Tamp it down securely. Keep the seeds warm and moist until germination, which takes one to two weeks usually. Space plants three feet apart.

Size: One packet of 100 (thymus vulgaris) seeds. They are certified organic.

---Evening Primrose (oenothera biennis)---

Evening primrose is a biennial herb that is native to Europe and North America. This plant is hardy in zones 4 to 9 and is very drought tolerant. It has beautiful yellow flowers that open in the evening and close again by noon.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Add evening primrose to any incense or spell drawing on the moon.
-Use the whole plant in a bath tea to encourage your inner beauty to shine.
-Add to spells or incense for the manifestation of your goals or finding a job.

Herbal Uses:
-It can be used to treat migraines, inflammation, and eczema.
-Evening primrose added to tea can help combat the symptoms of PMS.
-A decoction of the root has been used to treat obesity and bowel pain.
-Poultices of evening primrose can be used to help heal bruising.

Cultivation:
This plant likes to grow along edges of yards or fields in sandy soils and prefers sun to partial shade. Scatter the seeds on the surface of disturbed soil in fall or early spring or tamp down lightly into a flat's surface soil. This seed requires light exposure to germinate. Germination can take 7-28 days. They will not bloom the first year. Transplant seedlings approximately 1' apart.

Size: One packet of 100 (oenothera biennis) pure seeds with the pappus removed. They are certified organic.

---Garden Sage (salvia officinalis)---

Garden sage, also called official sage, is a woody perennial hardy in zones five to nine; it may be grown as an annual. This plant is native to the Mediterranean basin and one we consider a must for the herbalist's garden.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Add sage to mojo bags for promoting wisdom and good luck.
-Add sage leaves to healing and money spells.
-Use sage in incenses for protection or knowledge and guidance.
-Put a sage leaf in your wallet to attract money to you.

Herbal Uses:
-An infusion of sage helps reduce fever.
-Gargle with a tea made from sage leaves to treat sore throat and cough.
-Add to steam inhalation to help ease asthma attacks.
-Leaves may be applied to an aching tooth to help reduce the pain.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil. For best results, sow seeds in a flat in a greenhouse. Barely cover the seed with soil, tamp down securely. Keep evenly moist and warm until germination—separate and pot up fast-growing seedlings after they have two sets of true leaves. Transplant and space your plants two to three feet apart when adding to your garden.

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

---Genovese Basil (ocimum basilicum)---

Genovese basil is also called sweet basil and is native to India and Iran. This plant is considered an annual in temperate climates but is a perennial in tropical climates. Genovese basil is highly recognized for its culinary uses.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Basil is said to attract money and luck to the home, grow or basil near your home.
-Add basil to incenses for love, protection, and prosperity.
-Add basil to a bath tea to help clear and strengthen and protect the aura from negativity.

Herbal Uses:
-Juice extracted from the leaves has been used to treat pain in the ears when used as an ear drop.
-Chewing the leaves is said to help reduce discomfort from a sore throat.
-An infusion of sweet basil may help ease pain from gas, cramps, digestive spasms, and nausea.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers full sun and average watering. Genovese basil is frost-sensitive, and a cold spell can be detrimental. Sow seeds after all threats of frost have passed. Strew the seeds on the top of the soil and barely cover or tamp down securely. Keep evenly moist until germination.

Size: One packet of 100 (ocimum basilicum) seeds. They are certified organic.

---Gobo Burdock (arctium lappa)---

Gobo burdock is a biennial, overwintering in zones three to nine; this plant is usually grown as an annual. Gobo Burdock is native to temperate Europe and Asia with a quick harvest of approximately 50 days.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Use the prickly thorns and flowers in protective magick and spells.
-Write wishes on burdock leaves, then burn them to send them to the Universe for manifestation.
-Add burdock, rosemary, hyssop, and/or lemon-balm to water and steep. Use this for a cleansing floor and window sill wash.

Herbal Uses:
-Add burdock root to salves and creams for chronic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
-Burdock root added to food can help with chronic constipation, weak digestion, and poor kidney function.
-Use the leaves topically in fresh poultices for skin infections, inflammation, boils, and cysts.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers full sun to partial shade with loamy soils. Sow seed directly in your garden soil in spring. They should be covered with about a half-inch of soil and tamped down lightly. Keep moist during germination. Thin them to six inches apart when they are big enough to do so.

Size: One packet of 100 (arctium lappa) seeds. They are certified organic.

---Greek Oregano (origanum heacleoticum)---

Greek Oregano is a herbaceous perennial hardy in zones four to eight but may be grown as an annual with sixty days to harvest. This plant is native to Greece and is a prized cultivar due to its aromatic properties and properties as a spice.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Use the leaves in incenses and spells for love, happiness, and protection.
-Add greek oregano to tea to enhance psychic abilities.
-Use the flowers and leaves in crystal grids and spells for luck and attracting the spice of life.

Herbal Uses:
-Add to poultices for skin sores.
-Add leaves to oil and apply as a massage oil to ease the aching of muscles and cramps.
-Use this in cooking for both flavor and as a digestive aid.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers full sun and dry-ish soils and is a light-dependent germinator. In early spring, press the seeds firmly into the surface of your soil. This can be either in pots or directly into a fine seedbed in the garden. The average germination time is one to two weeks. Thin and space plants to one to two feet apart.

Size: One packet of 100 (origanum heracleoticum) seeds. They are certified organic.

---Heartsease Violet (viola tricolor)---

Heartsease violet, also known as johnny jump-up and wild pansy, is a short-lived perennial that is hardy to zones four to nine. This is often grown as an annual; it is a self-seeding perennial. They get the name "Johnny Jump-Up from being planted into beds; they will "eject" their seeds and eventually "jump up" in delightful colonies.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Use the flowers of this herb in love charms and spells.
-Add the flowers to crystal grids for mood enhancement, cheerfulness, happiness, and love.
-An infusion of this herb was said to aid in mending a broken heart.

Herbal Uses:
-A tincture made from the entire plant and given in small diluted doses is said to ease acne
-Add to poultices for treatment of eczema.
-The herbaceous parts of this plant can be used with infusions for the treatment of cough and bronchitis.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers moist and shady spaces. A best practice is to direct seed in a fertile garden bed in the spring. You can also start them early in pots inside a greenhouse. Press into the surface of the soil, barely covering it, and tamp well. Space plants to one foot apart.

Size: One packet of 100 (viola tricolor) seeds. They are certified organic.

---Lemon Balm (melissa officinalis)---

Lemon balm is an evergreen herbaceous perennial hardy in zones 4-8 and is considered a classic herb for tea. This plant is known to help treat anxiety and insomnia while spiritually used in dream pillows, love magick, and improving emotional balance.


Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Lemon balm, when added to incense, is excellent for improving emotional balance.
-Tea with lemon balm is said to be calming, excellent for drinking before meditation or ritual to center yourself.
-Steep lemon balm in wine and share it with your partner to deepen your bond.
-Sprinkle the herb around a candle when working love magick to increase attraction.
-Add lemon balm to a dream pillow for soothing dreams.

Herbal Uses:
-Lemon balm tea can relieve the cramping of painful menstruation.
-A tea of lemon balm is excellent to relieve colic and bloating as well as IBS symptoms.
-Topically this herb can be used to draw boils to a head, encouraging them to burst and then heal quickly.
-Apply lemon balm to burns and blisters to relieve irritation and facilitate healing

Cultivation:

This plant prefers partial to full sun and a moist yet well-drained soil. These seeds are light-dependent for germination, lightly tamp into the soil and keep it moist. Germination is 7-14 days at 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit. For best results, start these seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the final frost.

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

---Motherwort (leonurus cardiaca)---

Motherwort is a flowering herbaceous perennial that is hardy in zones 3-8 and otherwise grown as an annual. Motherwort has been used to treat heart conditions, menstrual transitions, promoting inner trust, confidence, and spiritual healing.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Motherwort is said to bring peace to the home, add this to incenses to raise the protection and peace.
-The essence of motherwort is said to bring a sense of peace and cleansing to the spirit.
-Add some motherwort strewn around a candle when doing banishing and protection spells.
-With a branch of motherwort, asperge a room (or people) with blessings for peace and protection before a ritual.
-Add some motherwort to incense or around your candles for confidence and attraction when manifesting love or money.

Herbal Uses:
-When added to a tonic, motherwort is said to be useful for tachycardia, anxiety, and tension.
-Add motherwort to tea to lift the spirits from anxiety.
-Motherwort is excellent for menstrual transitions, such as when the young woman first starts or at perimenopause to help alleviate anxiety and depression. It is also said to help with sleep and restlessness that is associated with these conditions.
-Motherwort can be used when a woman begins labor to ease early labor pains. It can also be used post-natally to help the uterus relax and return to normal.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers partial to full sun, gardening soil and plenty of water. Sow the seeds in fall or early spring, barely covering them with soil and tamping them securely. Keep evenly moist until germination, which should occur in 1-3 weeks. Thin or transplant 1-2 feet apart.


One packet of 100 (leonurus cardiaca) seeds. They are certified organic.

---Stinging Nettles (urtica dioica)---

Stinging nettles is a herbaceous perennial which is hardy in zones 4-9. This plant has a long history of usage in treating painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, driving away negativity, protection, and breaking curses.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-A broom of nettle can be used to sweep out negative energy.
-Add nettles to a poppet to reverse a curse or spell cast upon you.
-Dried leaves, when placed in shoes, will keep evil from leading you to dangerous places.
-Consecrate an athame with an infusion of nettle.

Herbal Uses:
-A tea with nettles can be used as a diuretic to increase urine to eliminate toxins from the body.
-Adding the leaves to a tonic should help with hay fever.
-When added to compresses or creams, it will help ease joint pain, sprains and strains, tendonitis, and insect bites.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers full sun to partial shade with damp, fertile soil, and especially favors edges of streams or ponds. The seeds are small and light-dependent for germination. Tamp the seeds lightly into the soil, or cover with a 1/4 inch layer, sow these in spring if you are starting outdoors. Plant seedlings 8 inches apart.

One packet of 200 (urtica dioica) seeds, certified organically grown.

---Summer Savory (satureja hortensis)---

Summer savory is an annual native to the Mediterranean basin. While this is mainly used as a culinary herb, it has marked medicinal benefits on the digestive system. This herb is easily grown and produces large amounts of small leaves well known to herbalists and cooks alike!

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Use savory leaves in incenses for sexuality and passion.
-Add summer savory to spells and incenses for mental clarity.
-A tea with savory added will help you speak clearly with confidence.

Herbal Uses:
-Add summer savory to bean recipes to not only compliment the flavor but reduce flatulence.
-A tea with summer savory helps with digestive issues, nausea, sore throat, and diarrhea.
-A fresh sprig can be rubbed onto areas where a bee or wasp has stung for instant relief from discomfort.
-Add to ointments to help relieve arthritis in joints.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers full sun, rich soil, and regular watering. Strew seeds on a fine seedbed or propagation tray in spring and keep them moist.

Size: One packet of 100 (satureja hortensis) seeds. They are certified organic.

---Wild Dandelion (taraxacum officinale)---

Wild Dandelion is an herbaceous perennial native to all temperate zones on the planet and is hardy in zones three to ten. This is a wild plant that many see as weeds, and it prospers in lush places like abandoned fields and lawns with many wonderful qualities, too numerous to list them all.

Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
-Add dandelion flowers to spells and rituals for sun magick, creativity, and inspiration.
-Use a dandelion flower that has gone to seed in spells for wishing and manifestation.
-Use dandelion tea mixed with mugwort before divination readings to increase psychic abilities.

Herbal Uses:
-An infusion of wild dandelion helps ease issues with digestion and detoxing, thanks to its diuretic effects.
-Create a paste by grinding and mixing with water to soothe discomfort from skin disorders such as acne, eczema, and rashes.
-Tonics created with the dandelion root help alleviate jaundice, protect the liver, and ease bloating and flatulence.

Cultivation:
This plant prefers partial shade to full sun, moist and rich soils. Sow in the spring by barely covering the seeds with soil. Tamp them down and keep them evenly moist and warm until germination.

Size: One packet of 100 (taraxacum officinale) seeds. They are certified organic.

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