Tending to an organic herb garden is a very satisfying task. The benefits of having fresh herbs are much greater than the small amount of work put into growing them. I like to grow a variety of herbs and I use them daily for cooking or for teas. Right now I have thyme, oregano, mint, cilantro (which seeded and I am harvesting the coriander seeds), green onions, chives, rosemary, and sage growing in the garden boxes.
We are able to grow herbs all year here in Texas, but every year as summer approaches, I notice the herbs become more bitter. So this year I am being a bit more proactive and drying some of my most used herbs for later use. Aside from having these delicious herbs to use, making these little bundles was a good activity for in-between homeschooling lessons. Nothing like working the earth and getting a good dose of sunshine to boost the spirit. And as an added bonus, our home looks a bit like Little House On The Prairie.