Secrets of the Pickler’s Arte, or Any Friend of Saturn is a Friend of Mine

IMO, pickles are a Saturnian food. Saturn’s energy (if I can even use that word in a magical context anymore without being tarred by the ubiquitous “New Age!” charge) is characterized as drying and contracting, and with pickles that’s just what you want–for the salt and/or vinegar to pull out the veggie’s lifeblood and turn […]

Planting out and preparing for harvests: seedlings and canning jars

Today I got a lot of plants in the ground. I lined the front walk with calendula, which I hope to harvest for tincture, and then interspersed that with blood-drop emlets, which I am growing because they are beautiful and I hope to get seeds. The very fancy and expensive Japanese morning glory seeds I […]