|my cilantro garden|
And while I was reminded by Luke's mom that gardening doesn't make you more Godly (easy for her to say, she's good at both!), I do feel a sense of persuasion to do it for the children. It's such a neat experience to cultivate, plant, water, weed, and see the literal fruit of your labor! And it's such a hands-on learning experience, without having to come up with a "hands-on" experience, if you know what I mean.
So, we embarked on our spring garden this week. We turned over the dirt, scooped out cat poop (my nemesis, if my dear neighbor would just stop feeding the stray cats!), fertilized (as if it needed it), got grossed out at two bright green grub worms (note to self: grub worms are bad, check on what to do about them), water, and planned.
We have cilantro in abundance this year. I planted one little plant two years ago, and it kept coming back, so I added 3 more little plants in the fall and oh my goodness, do we have a fresh smelling garden! We're in cilantro heaven! It keeps reseeding itself and blooming in all sorts of odd places (my kind of gardening). But I don't mind, because around here we use cilantro all the time (cilantro recipes to come).
Simple gardening is best for me, so here's the simple plan:
~pick two vegetables to cultivate
~add one more herb, probably rosemary (can't believe I haven't planted that yet)
~work on adding perennials to new-ish kitchen window flower garden