Hi everyone and welcome to my journey as a self discovering green witch.
Since I posted my first page, who am I, I have been on a steep learning curve about what it means to be a full blown green witch. It includes a lot more than I first thought. However not to be deterred I decided to pick the parameters that I felt applied to me for now in order not to become to overwhelmed and leave the rest for when I grow a bit more. Pardon the pun.
What I found is that one thing I have been drawn to is the symbol of the three moons.
The three phases are the maiden, the mother and the crone. As I am coming to this calling late in life I find that I am in the crone phase. Luckily that doesn’t worry me as it symbolizes wisdom, knowledge and healing. Also it ties nicely into my moon gardening theme of which I am a big fan .
One way I found in which you can immerse yourself in nature, as you are becoming a green witch, is to appreciate all the nature around you. Even if you live in the city. Experiment on your walks to tune out the sound of traffic and try to hear the birds, feel the wind on your face is it warm or cool? Stop to smell any flowers you may see if you pass a florist. Nature is all around you, you just have to tune into it to begin appreciating it.
Try bringing nature into your home, buy some herb seedlings at a market and put them on your window sill with some paper or plastic lids under them to catch the drips. Water them every time you do the dishes and before you know it you will have a thriving garden. Be sure to buy some pots and potting mix soon as you will likely need to re pot them eventually, usually sooner rather than later.
You can easily start with basil, parsley, and chives. All of these are pretty hardy and can be used regularly in everyday cooking. Instead of reaching into the pantry for some dried herbs try cutting of a few leaves and dicing them up or just wash and tear them up before adding to your dish. They make a great addition to salads, bolognaise, just use your imagination. Any way you add them it can’t hurt as they are all edible.
The herbs I want to be covering over these blogs will not only be the ones that you plant yourself but also the ones you may find on nature walks around your environment. For example the dandelion.
If there is a patch of grass somewhere chances are there will be dandelions growing. You can use the young leaves in salads, just be sure to was them first. Also they can be boiled like spinach but be sure to take only the young small leaves as the large ones can be bitter and put you of them for good.
The dandelion is good for being a general stimulant to the system usually the urinary organs and is chiefly used in kidney and liver disorders according to “A Modern Herbal” By Mrs M. Grieve F.R.H.S. Edited and introduced by Mrs C.F. Leyel.
As we develop as budding green witches on the journey of gardening and kitchen, I will elaborate further on the uses of the dandelion and other wild herbs but suffice to say for now we will introduce aspects of each herb as we use them in order not to become to overwhelmed with to much information about each plant all at once.
I hope this post has given you a few starting points on becoming the green witch that you are and please feel free to share with me your journey in your comments below.
Disclaimer: The above information is for entertainment purposes only and not to construed as medical advice. If you have a medical condition please see your doctor.
Thank you. Gen