I’ve had a lot of mental health posts lately, yeah?
Time for a change of pace! I’ve been doing a lot of self-care during these crazy times. Especially things that I have always wanted to do, but feel like I never actually have time for!
I’m so excited to share my plants with you! I started growing them probably a week or so after quarantine began. They are FINALLY ready to repot!
I’m new to gardening, so any tips would be great. I have done a bit of research, which I would be glad to share with you.
I actually got all my seeds and initial soil from a neighbor, just as all this quarantine stuff was beginning, so I can’t actually say what kind of soil I used or provide a brand. But Here’s a list of plants that I’m growing currently.
Keep in mind that I am not a doctor and this list should by no means be taken as a replacement for seeing a doctor or seeking medical assistance.
- Yarrow – is a medicinal herb used for healing all the from ancient times until the civil war. It can be used internally and externally. Yarrow is often used in tea to reduce fever, balance hormones, and reduce menstrual cramps. It could also be made into a paste to help with blood clots. Yarrow does so many other things medicinally as well.
- Rosemary – a Mediterranean herb that also has great uses, both medically and emotionally. It’s great for anxiety, indigestion, headache, joint pain, cold and flu, poor circulation, oral health. Make diy deodorant, shampoos, teas, baths. There are so many uses for for Rosemary, I could dedicate a whole blog post for it!
- Lavendar – helps with hair growth and skin blemishes. It’s good for sleep and preventing pain. Lavender helps with fighting fungal growth.
- Lettuce – I don’t know what kind of lettuce I have =x but there are tons of health benefits to all sorts of greens. #bloggingfail
- Kale – This is one of the most nutrient dense foods around. It has tons of vitamins and minerals. Helps to prevent cancer and disease, lowers likeliood of cardiovascular disease. Has anti-viarl and anti-depressant qualities. Helps with bone health, digestion, and healthy skin and hair. It also helps to prevent diabetes.
- Hyssop – Do you remember a couple of years ago when coconut oil was real popular as like a cure all? I still feel like it has so many amazing benefits, and am not knocking it at all. But Hyssop is another “cure all” type of thing in herb form. You can use it in everything from potpourri, to curing or treating numerous ailments, to perfumes and anxiety and depression. It was traditionally used as a purifying herb to “relieve feelings of past regrets and help you move forward with positivity.” It was use to cleanse not only a home, but to cleanse the person themselves.
- Lemon Balm – This is great for stress relief, sleep disorders, and cognitive functioning. It helps with digestion, fighting infections, helps with heart function and has a calming effect. You can have “seam facials” and heat up water with some lemon balm, put it in a bowl, and put a towel over your head to breath in some of the calming essence.
- Lemon Bergamot – this herb was used in some Native American Tribes for intestinal parasites and to repel fleas and other insects. It can help with coughs, colds, fevers and respiratory ailments. to use as an insect repellent ball some lemon bergamot in your hand to get its juices flowing and then wipe on arms and legs.
- Sage – Usually the first thing that comes to mind with sage is like burning sage around the home to rid it of negativity. Which, if that works cool, but there are other uses for it as well. It’s a good stress reliever, helps with building strength after an illness, good for hot-flashes and night sweats, helps with premature ejaculation, lower risk for cardiovascular disease. Once again, another herb that does so much medicinally.
- Chamomile – helps with skin irritations, helps rid headaches, sore muscles, good for cramps, and helps with sleep.
Honestly, I kind of don’t know which plant is which at this point. I tried googling it, but baby plants all look kind of similar. I know which one is the Kale lol. #bloggingfail.
Do any of you have gardens? What’s in yours?