Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Cottage Witch Is Always Well Stocked with Herbs

How big is your herb collection? Also, question for all of you. What are YOUR essential magical herbs?

Brightest Blessings on this rainy Sunday! :)


  1. Gosh, my herb garden is pretty lame at the moment. We have had too much rain and many things have gon to pot!
    I have lavender which I grow indoors, and I always have basil, and rosemary by the heaps. Yes, it does grow by our front door!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hi Michelle,
    I forgot to mention the pictures from my blog are from a collection my hubby bought me a few years ago. Glad you like em'!

  3. This is my first year venturing into herbs, though I've collected info about growing them for probably 20 years! We only did basil and sage this year but I love them. Next year I plan to have lots and lots of herbs. Lavender is definitely on next year's list. I've already begged for cuttings from my neighbor. lol I have basil and sage drying now and can't wait to put it in glass jars. Well, the sage I will bundle for smudge sticks.

  4. Oooh, so many....rosemary, lavender, sage, thyme, peppermint, scented geraniums and calendula are my favorites to grow! I LOVE your site by the way. It really is so magical!


  5. Yes! I feel much better knowing that I'm not the only one with that type of collection!!! LOL I have herbs in bottles of all colors around the house. My main stay is my sage... that I grow myself. and my rosemary... that is used for almost any type of healing potion!

  6. Too many to mention, both stored and growing - I'm really a herb addict LOL! Some other essentials that have not been mentioned before: garlic, solomon's seal, wormwood... I have a whole room for witching, so they are all stored there, protected from heat and sunlight.

  7. Lovely! I don't have any herbs. I just moved to South Korea for the year (then next year, I'll be moving to Europe for about 3 years), so I'll have to make do for the next 12 months...

    When I move to Europe, I'll stock up once more. I usually like to keep fresh catnip for my kitties, lavendar for love and positivity, and rosemary for protection.

  8. I have 19 different herbs right now...all still growing like crazy.

    I have harvested some...9 different ones so far.

    Here's my list:

    1. White Sage
    2. Purple Sage
    3. Pineapple Sage
    4. Golden Sage
    5. Common Sage
    6. Spearmint
    7. Peppermint
    8. Chocolate Mint
    9. Eucalyptus
    10. Rosemary
    11. Lavender
    12. Provence Lavender
    13. Bay Leaf
    14. Lemon Balm
    15. Thyme
    16. Italian Parsley
    17. Catnip
    18. Citronella
    19. Aloe

    As for my favorite magickal herbs? Definitely sage...all types. And catnip. Lavender and rosemary. And probably my peppermint.



  9. I have SO MANY more I want to add to my garden next spring...

  10. I love my lavender, although it has done very poorly this year, I'm not sure why, I tried more and less water, and the same with alternating sun levels. My most hearty are the pepermint and basi.

  11. Not too bad yet one can always expand.... Recently started growing my own which is wonderful to have them fresh. Sage, Rosemary, Lavendar, to name a few

  12. I must admit: I almost didn't respond to this post out of sheer embarrassment for the state of my herb collection. But, you know, when I am fully unpacked and am able, I plan on building a spell cabinet. It will have, among other compartments, card catalog-like drawers labeled with the herbal contents. Right now, though, I have a fairly large collection of 1oz baggies of various herbs. Some, I still have no clue what to with! My biggest stores, I have to say are the good old stand-bys: Lavender and Peppermint. Once in a white I have a need to replenish my Dragon's Blood, but I try to be frugal. DB has gotten expensive!

  13. I love your bottles. My collection is about medium-sized I'd say. I did a YT video about some of it a little while back. Thanks for showing us yours!

  14. An award for you on my blog. :)


  15. Hmm...let's see. I have rosemary, sage, thyme, lavender, basil, parsley, a few kinds of mint, tarragon..that I can think of at the moment. I love my herb garden. :)
    Hope you are having a lovely September. Thank you for stopping by Harmonie House. I do enjoy my visits's quite lovely.

  16. After buying about every herb in existence when I first started on this path (Lol!), I have finally gotten to the point where I only keep on hand the herbs I know I will use up quickly, for the most part, things that I grow: rosemary, lavender, cilantro, sage, spearmint, chamomile, basil, oregano, parsley, thyme and cat mint.

    Anything else, I'll buy in small amounts when I need them.

  17. I have a tiny patch packed with herbs. My largest plant is sage but my favorite is Bee Balm. I also have lavendar, catnip, mint, helliborne,strawberry, basil and oregano.