Our Indoor Herb Garden Adventure

Mindful Nourishment

IMG_1038 I have wanted an indoor herb garden for years. We cook with fresh herbs all the time and they are easily $2.99 to $3.99 a package every time at the grocery store. We always have an outdoor herb garden in the summer, but I always wanted to have one inside so we could have fresh herbs all year round. So I started on this venture about 3 years ago when, with the best of intentions, I bought an indoor herb garden kit . And yes, it took me 3 years to finally start the kit. Having young kids will result in those kind of delays on fun projects. 🙂

I had kept the seeds in the freezer for all those years (per the instructions), so I was IMG_1019skeptical if I was going to actually get anything to grow since it had been so long. I decided to try Basil, Parsley…

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Harvesting rainwater

From the Ground Up

It was lovely to hear the sound of rain on the roof last night. Already the air feels cleaner. Now I’m hoping for a lot more–no flooding or landslides, please– just gentle, steady rain.

Harvesting rainwater is an easy thing to do, and you can use the rain you collect to water your houseplants. I find that my peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) get brown on the edges of their leaves if I water them from the tap.  One solution for this is to use distilled water–an expensive fix, even if I grab it on sale at 50 cents a bottle. Another option is to use tap water that has been allowed to sit out overnight, allowing the chemicals and salts to sink to the bottom of the container. The very best solution is collecting rainwater in a bucket, a plastic barrel, or whatever you have. Using a rain chain that directs…

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