springs kiss ~ recipes to tantalize the taurus within
sweet friends, taurus season is here! as a *taurus rising* myself, i am beyond hyped to savor and suckle this short lived but beloved slice of time of year. taurus season feels like a sensual reminder to say yes to all the moments of seduction; simply put to bask in the beauty of our earth-home. i plan to kiss bloodroot petals, hug beech trees, cover my body in dirt, eat all the cake, take rose oil infused baths and dance in the venus laced spell of peach blossoms, tulip dreamscapes, and poppy fevers. absolutely blowing dandelion seed laced wishes that your able to find moments to devote to this divalicous time~ how are you dipping your toes into the earthly and sensual themes of taurus? in the spirit of the goddexx venus, you'll find a recipe and a playlist for you to sink into below.
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COMFREY COMPOST TEA
in the spring, one of the very first rituals i practice is to feed the soil in my garden beds. this dirt is not only home and habitat to many critters and pollinators, it's the hearth for the many plants we cultivate for food, medicine, beauty, and as a remedy for diaspora. the amount of love and respect i carry for them is unbounding ~ i want them to feel like the healthiest, most beautiful version of themselves and show them that love in a multitude of pours. one long loved and trusted libation has been comfrey compost tea. comfrey is a beloved perennial for the gardener and herbalist alike. comfrey is high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, nitrogen, and phosphors…essentially all nutrients needed for healthy thriving plants and ecosystems. comfrey's taproots pull both micro and macro nutrients from deep within the ground, bringing those nutrients to not only the surface of the earth, but they also bioaccumulate in the leaves. comfrey is a pretty generous plant and can be cut back several times in a season and continue to grow and bloom. in the late spring, after their first flowering, i'll cut back my comfrey leaves to the ground, to brew a tea to use for the season as a fertilizer to feed the dirt and plants. Step 1 : harvest your comfrey leaves once the comfreys first blooms have passed, when they are about 2-3 ft tall (because comfrey is in the boraginaceae family, i'd recommend wearing gloves to harvest because the leaves of comfrey are hairy and can be uncomfortable for some.) Step 2 : strip the leaves from the stalks, and cut both the leaves and stalks into small pieces Step 3 : place the cut up leaves and stalks into a bucket that you don't mind getting smelly. i typically use five gallon buckets that i've picked up from home brewing stores, but you can also sometimes find them for free on craigslist. Step 4 : place a couple large stones on top of the leaf matter, and fill the bucket with water. Step 5 : cover with a lid and let sit from anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks. you'll know when the compost tea is ready when its both stinky, but also a dark green/brown color. Step 6 : strain the compost tea. you can take the leftover mushy, stinky plant matter and add it to your compost or top dress your garden beds with it. Step 7 : next you will have to dilute your compost tea, as it can burn the plants if you use it directly. what ratio you choose to dilute your compost tea is really up to you and how long you let your tea sit for. the general rule of thumb is the longer you let your tea sit, the more you should dilute your mixture. i typically dilute my tea at a 1:10 ratio (1 part compost tea to 10 parts water.) Step 8 : once diluted you can fill a watering can, and spot feed your plants and garden beds, while also using the fertilizer to spray fruit trees and shrubs as well.
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