My Little Herb Garden

When I was little, I can remember having my mom buy a pack of Morning Glory seeds. I planted them in the flower pots on the front porch of our house. Oh, how I loved and nurtured those seeds! They grew and twisted their vines around the porch railing. I remember a sense of awe and accomplishment each morning when I woke up to see those petals wide open.

It has been a while since I could dedicate myself to such a task and put my whole heart into it. I still do not have time to put everything I have into a lot of the daily tasks that I take on, but with the help of God I am working on it!

A little reminder to myself:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
— Colossians 3:23-24

 

A little while back, I was in Target browsing around and I came across this herb growing kit for $10. I thought that it was so neat and so cute; however, that was not my mission that day and I really didn't need to buy it. But, the thought of taking on the most minuscule amount of gardening intrigued me and brought back the memories of my Morning Glory garden.

$9.99 at Target stores and target.com

$9.99 at Target stores and target.com

Well....I was in there about a week ago and I bought one for my sister-in-law for her birthday...and I couldn't resist purchasing one for myself as well. It was so stupidly easy to set up that I thought I was doing it wrong. It was so simple that I did it with a toddler on my hip!

I would point at the growing material and say "Dirt" to Asa. In return, he would point back at it and then say "Durrrrr" back to me! Precious baby!!!

Poppy decided that while Mommy was gone to work, he would show Asa the true meaning of dirt and take him puddle jumping!

My little tadpole in his baby Crocs! I swore I would never put these on my child, but they are the perfect plays shoes!

My little tadpole in his baby Crocs! I swore I would never put these on my child, but they are the perfect plays shoes!

Anyway, back on topic! I just love this little container! This is about a week's worth of growth.

My cilantro is off to a slow start...but it is catching up!

My cilantro is off to a slow start...but it is catching up!

I cannot wait for these plants to be big enough to start using in cooking! The instructions on the container do say that once the growth starts that I will need to thin them out. So that is next on my agenda (if the cilantro ever grows). I guess that this is a mini-start to the garden of our mini-farm!

I had every intention of attending a homesteading conference next month, but once again life and ever busy schedules are taking precedence. We were in Tractor Supply the other night and I was eyeing the literature section pretty hard. I picked this book up a hundred times and laid it back down again. I ended up not buying it.

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Well, because my Momma is soooo good! She showed up the other night at the house with me a copy to surprise me! YA'LL!!! I have 4.552 acres!!! Think about how much food I could produce on that! I am looking forward to hopefully transplant some flowers this fall from my grandmother's house and to hopefully plant some fruit trees of some sort. Any suggestions on what grows well around here?