A beginner's herb garden

A Beginner’s Herb Garden

This year I started a beginner’s herb garden so I can craft my own wonderful tea creations. What better way to fall in love with tea even more than to make your own blends? I’m kind of a tea freak. I often buy my favorite go to kinds like the black tea variety pack from Bigelow or the decaf black tea from Trader Joe’s. Sometimes though I like to venture out into the unknown tea world. That’s where crafting my own tea come in. Where to Plant Knowing where to plant can be a flexible thing. I would advise a few things for sure though. Be sure that your plants will get at least 5 hours of sunlight. Most herbs do not need full sun. My herb garden is on the west side of our house so it only gets about 6 hours of sun a day. It is doing…

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Kids on the Farm Harvest Corn

Kids On the Farm Harvest Corn

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5 keys to overcome homeschool challenges

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