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{June 22, 2010}   The growing continues

Okay, so in the grand scheme of things growing a few herbs is nothing to write home about, and indeed for the many gardeners blogging away my achievements so far must seem laughable.  However I am quite chuffed as up until now I have managed to kill every living plant I have ever had.

I have added to the Basil and Oregano plant and am now also growing a thyme plant.

From left to right - oregano, basil and thyme

The oregano is going well, at the moment I can’t use it as fast as it is growing so will be looking into freezing or drying it. The basil well, that’s not looking quite so good. It very nearly died and had to be brought back to live with plenty of water (seem i forgot to water it for a while). unfortunately only one stalk survived so at the moment i can’t cut it to use it. the Thyme has only been going a few weeks however it is so   well – although it looks a little gangly.

Here’s hoping they all continue to grow.


{June 6, 2010}   So

So a quick update on the plant front. The oregano has positively turned into a forest, thought i had lost it after taking a week away and coming home to find it all limp, however a fair bit of water and it was standing tall again 24 hours later. Not such good news on the basil – there is one only stem still alive so we will have to see how that turns out. I brought some thyme seeds in a cup today to add to the collection.

Now just need to plant my salad.

So i discovered in the week that i’ve forgotten how to flirt. In fact I’ve lost the ability to realise when someone is flirting with me till it’s way too late and they’ve left the vicinity. Hmm looks like I missed the boat again……

wow we have peace. For the first time since i arrived home from work almost an hour and a half ago the music has stopped. You see I live in a flat, and the flats are sort of built  in a square with a communal garden in  the middle and tonight someone has been having a BBQ outside and playing drum and bass really quite loud. Now i quite like the music but it’s just at that level where it’s a bit more than background noise, and ever so slightly annoying. I really hope that this isn’t the start of a summer of noise.

Anyhow back to topic. For a long time I have admired those who “grow their own” knowing where their fruit and veg has come from and what, if any, pesticides and chemicals have been used on them. Up until lately I hadn’t really thought anymore about it because as I said above I live in the flat and only have access to a communal area.

However on forum I am a member off someone posted something about their “indoor garden” and it got me thinking. I have a long bay type window in the living room, that at the moment just acts as a space for junk. So in my lunch break the other day I popped into Wilkinsons and decided to start off with some herb plants as apparently they are quite easy to grown (and they need to be because any other plant  have ever had I have managed to kill). So after moistening the soil with a little water and pressing the seeds in they are now sitting on my windowsill and will hopefully start sprouting soon. My basil and oregano seeds, all potted and waiting to grow

You really could not get any easier, everything came in a nice little tub (it has a separate plant pot inside), i’m hoping to buy a few more and it should benefit my cooking too.

et cetera