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What is your wish for this project?

The world is always in need of gardens! My wish for this project is that my family will be able to enjoy my backyard herb garden, and also find it useful and helpful. Not only will my herbs be used in cooking, but they will provide food and pollen for helpful insects and birds, such as bees, butterflies, ladybugs, and hummingbirds. Depending upon the herbs I end up choosing to plant, some varieties can even deter unwanted pests! more

How did it go?

Creating my herb garden was hard work because the soil in Texas is very sandy and tough to dig in. I was afraid that my herbs would struggle because they were so close to large trees that had long roots that near to my garden. I planted basil, rosemary, spearmint, cilantro, and sage. It has been very relaxing to go outside each day and look at my beautiful herb garden. My parents have used the herbs in their cooking, and it is very fulfilling to eat something that I grew, instead of a large more