My foodie obsession has gone to a whole new level (you might say that I get carried away when it comes to anything with food). I have decided to bring some more responsibility in my life in the form of looking after some living herbs.
Now I must admit, right here, right now that I am no green thumb in fact I have not really had much success in keeping anything plant wise alive but this year I feel like I have matured enough to take on the conscious effort to look after another living soul all by myself and that I am ready to finally expand my knowledge of food by growing them.
Above is a picture of my beautiful herb garden, well to be honest this is what it looked like when I first created it. What I have found is that I am full of great ideas (I’m certainly the creative type) however I’m not so much in the follow through.
The first day that I created the herb garden I didn’t go and buy the herbs until late afternoon. What I didn’t take into account is that herbs can get stressed too like humans when they get moved and replanted, this combined with being watered in the late afternoon and a very cold night the first time in their new home causes the poor little herbs to get freezer burn.
Now this devastated me, I thought I was ready, I thought I had grown so much now that I’m almost 30 but as you can see I tried and failed.
So with my tail between my legs I thought, what do I do?
Crawl under a rock and understand that I’m not ready to look after another life or get my stubborn pants on and try again?
Well I decided to grow in another way by learning from my own mistakes. I looked at the plants and decided I would love them in the hope to nurse them back to health. This time I was realistic and knew that some of them wouldn’t survive however my natural personality fault of looking at life through rose tinted glasses left a little bit of hope lingering that all of the little herbs would survive.
My persistence with the plants resulted in a few of them slowly coming back to health after a couple of weeks and a lot of TLC. Now they aren’t out of the woods just yet however I have now found a new determination and also realised that I can grow something in my herb garden if I take a bit more time to research what I best for the plants instead of looking at the ideals of what the herb garden could be.
Life creates challenges (big or small) in our journey that can motivate us to grow. In my now “older” and “wiser” age, I’m becoming a big believer in trying new things and if you don’t succeed the first time, add a little more love to the mix and you never know what will happen 🙂