Saturday, April 9, 2016

I now have an herb garden.

"To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." ~Mahatma Gandhi

There is much to worry about in our country - food security being one of them. I've found myself thinking more about planting food instead of just buying local. I already buy a lot of local produce - have been thinking it's time to move a step further and start producing my own. 

This is not as easy as it sounds because plants do not grow well with me. I have tried planting things before (remember my flower garden of 2011?) but sadly, I've never really succeeded. My parent on the other hand has a green hand (more than a green thumb) so I'm hoping he takes an interest in the plants I want and not just the ones he wants.

He wants to plant seim and bodi which I understand as he eats a lot of them but... I do not like seim (I can manage bodi). Seim vines produce a lot so I know there's going to be a lot of seim in my future. I'd just like for there to be other things as well. I'm planning ochro (we've grown some one year) and bhaigan and tomatoes. They will grow in our yard this year. I will make it happen. 

I decided before doing that though that I should have seasoning. Herbs. Should be easy enough to manage? In the one day and night since making that decision, I stopped by an agricentre and ended up coming home with not one or two but eight (yes, 8) different herbs. They're already planted in troughs and pots so all I have to do is water them and let them grow... I'm hoping they survive. 

Please send growing thoughts. 


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