All gardeners want their plants to be healthy, abundant, and gorgeous. In order to achieve that, a lot of work has to happen. However, there’s nothing wrong with a little magick to help things along!
A good garden begins with good soil. In fact, good soil is the single most important aspect of any successful garden, its very foundation. The better your soil, the stronger and healthier your plants will be, and the more able to withstand pests and diseases. This is a spell to ensure that the soil in your garden is healthy, nutritious, and absolutely right for whatever you plan to plant.
First, gather the following:
- A pot filled with soil
- A green candle
- Pen or pencil and paper
- A small heatproof container, or a length of aluminium foil
- Matches, or a lighter
- A spoon
Next, using your pen and paper, make a list of everything you intend to plant in your garden. Be as specific as possible. The reason for this is that magick in itself is a neutral force, and thus needs firm and directed guidance in order to work most effectively. Fuzzy, nebulous magick makes fuzzy nebulous results. This means that if you know the exact variety of tomato you’ll be planting, that’s what you’ll write on your list. If you haven’t decided on the exact variety, then write “cherry tomato”, “slicing tomato” or whatever type you want to grow.
Light your candle, and place the pot of soil next to it. Gaze into the soil, and visualize it glowing with healthy, vibrant life. Then say the following three times:
This is the soil of my garden,
Full of life,
Ready to nourish.
Next, take the piece of paper containing your list, saying,
These are the seeds and plants that will join with the soil.
Then, read your list out loud.
After you have read your list out loud, use the flame of the candle to burn it, being careful that the flames and ashes remain safely in your container or on your length of aluminum foil. When your list has burned completely, pour the ashes onto the soil, and thoroughly stir them into it with the spoon, while repeating the following at least three times:
The soil of my garden
Holds and feeds
The plants and seeds
Which in time will feed
The soil of my garden.
Finally, take the pot to your garden and pour the soil and ashes in one of your beds.