You moved to the country. Attaboy! You got a piece of property, some land and you’re ready to start farming! WOO HOO!
You didn’t, you’re still living in the city. Space is limited. But you want to homestead so bad!
It doesn’t matter. Where ever you are, whatever you’re doing with your life, if you want to start homesteading in any way, start a herb garden.
Why? Because Herbs
- Are very hardy
- Can be grown year round
- Make food taste awesome
- Can make medicinal tinctures that help you feel great
- Most importantly, THEY ARE SUPER EASY TO GROW
I’m not saying you’re a bad gardener. I’m saying I am. I’m really bad at growing veggies. I’ve been at it for a few years now and still have not even grown enough tomatoes to even make my own sauce. Sad. (Thats why I raise pigs)
That said, I still have the same herbs growing from when we first moved into our farm. As a housewarming gift, Accountant Mike and Liana bought us an herb garden pot. This pot is still on our patio, and until this year (we transplanted the herbs this year) was still growing the same herbs from the original planting. No care, no maintenance, tons of herbs.
You can grow herbs inside or outside. You don’t need full sun. You don’t need to water outdoor plants. You don’t need to do anything. Herbs will grow.
So here’s what you need to do. Buy a pot. Get some nice dark soil in the pot. I would go into the woods, either on your property or at a park nearby, and grab up the rich black soil under the leaves. That is loaded with mycorrhizal fungi (good stuff for plants) and then mix in a little perlite, so the pot doesn’t become too dense. Then, pop in 2 or 3 varieties of your favorite fresh herbs.
Mint, Basil, Rosemary and Thyme.
Mint for flavoring drinks…. Teas, hot or cold, and of course, Mojitos.
Basil because its delicious with homemade tomato sauce.
Rosemary or thyme for basic seasoning on many dishes. Especially farm fresh pastured meats and wild game. Which you will be eating plenty of in the coming years as a homesteader.
So this week, don’t wait. This is the cheapest easiest way to start growing your homesteady portfolio. Get cracking. Because next week we’re getting our feet wet…
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