For me, I have always loved to grow things in my home. I learned this from my grandmother who had a garden full of all kinds of vegetables. She kickstarts her daily activities in the garden by watering them before she goes ahead to other home chores.
I have always had a flair for being the only granddaughter with her. I could remember the smile on my face anytime it was my turn to water the nursery beds. I knew it was not going to end here for me. I had a dream to have my personal vineyard. Vineyard? Yea.
It was not that I wanted to be sipping wine daily but that I love growing herbs. Having a vineyard was way tougher than I planned because of some plants and how they could not adapt to my environment. Then, I changed my decision from having a vineyard to beginning my garden.
I started growing herbs and other indoor plants in a vase. Taking a cue from my grandmother, I ensured I carried my kids along on this new development. At first, it was exciting for them but when they saw my passion for it, they saw purpose too.
We would all work on the garden every weekend since they had schools to attend on weekdays. I remember the lovely cilantro we planted. The cilantro was innocently looking and easy – it only wanted to grow into a fresh plant. I always had a second thought anytime I was to detach some cilantro from it.
I had other herbs that thrived well too like my easy cilantro. Gardening time was always great with my kids.
Rachael is the author of the blog Erstwhile & Dear, and she’s based in Boston.
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