Saturday, November 03, 2012

NaBloPoMo Day 3: From little things big things grow.

In August, I asked my mom for an herb garden for my birthday, and we only have just gone out and bought all the materials to make and grow one.

I don't know about you, but when I cook I often leave out the fresh herbs because spending $4 at the market to buy parsley seems so outrageous to me that I just can't bring myself to do it.

Well no longer.



Besides being a financial sound decision to grow our own herbs - it also brings us back to what Inspector Climate and I eventually want to be doing. Growing our own food and living off a little farm in Cygnet Tasmania.


We bought seedlings of some herbs and seeds of others. Sage. Thyme. Parsley. Basil. Yum. Yum. More yum.

We also purchased some tomato plant seedlings (five this year instead of just three), we're so excited about "real" tomatoes.

This also checks off something on my life list: have an herb garden - however I think this is only partially checked. I'm seeing this herb garden as a commitment. So if it dies out and I don't replant, then I don't think I can, with a clear conscious.

This is basically the perfect way for me to spend a Saturday: a nice walk through some lovely parks to the nursery with my guy and having dirt under my fingernails as we grow that much more of our food.

What's on tap for your Saturday?

10 comments:

  1. If it's not raining all day I have to take out the remainder of my garden :( I'll be moving sometime before next summer and I need to try to reestablish the yard before then. It was so sad to yank out all the strawberry plants that did so well this year and probably would have come back even better next year. The last of my cherry tomatoes are done so they get to come out now too. Gardening, even on a small scale, really is wonderful! Enjoy!!

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  2. Such a cute idea! Hope your herb garden grows wonderfully :)

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  3. Herbs are great! They are the only thing I grow, because the payoff of being able to eat them is worth my investment of time :-)

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  4. I have 'grow a herb garden' on my 101 in 1001 list. I've yet to do anything about it though, because of the dirt factor. I'm not a huge fan of dirt. You'd think I'd have worked that out at an earlier point in my ARCHAEOLOGY DEGREE than after I graduated. But no...

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  6. My Saturday consisted of watching football, shopping, and checking out the movie Argo (loved!).

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  7. You have a lovely herb garden. I recently grew some parsley that can now be used, but it breaks my heart to harvest these babies because I watched them grow from seeds.

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  8. I totally went in search of herbs to grow but I've never actually successfully grown plants before and only have a patio to grow them on. Still doable you think?

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  9. Good for you! I might have to attempt this at our new house... even though I tend to kill green things!

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  10. Love that you have a little herb garden. I need to do this!

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