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Hag’s Tapers For Halloween

Preparations for the great Samhain (Halloween) festival are upon us as the fall season sets in. A few centuries ago, before there were flashlights, our ancestors carried torches or lanterns. Those who lived in country areas also made use of a common wayside plant called Mullein (Verbascum spp.) to light their way on dark nights.

When I first moved into the house I live in, there was no Mullein in the yard so I went outside and called it in, singing of my need, and within a year it started to appear. However, Mullein refuses to grow where I scatter the seeds. It prefers to pop up in the most unpredictable places, usually from cracks in the cement patio.

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  • Jamie
    Jamie says #
    Duly noted! Thanks for the warning.
  • Ellen Evert Hopman
    Ellen Evert Hopman says #
    That's so great! Please remember that anything close to the road is not suitable for INTERNAL use. It will be fine to make the Hag
  • Jamie
    Jamie says #
    That's the best! There is one plant of this stuff growing next to our mailbox. Thanks again.

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