The garden blogging begins
Yay! I planted my herb starters last week, but because the weatherman said it was going to storm real bad I decided to bring them inside for a few days, figuring they're probably still a little too young and precious to be left to Mother Nature's wrath so soon. When we were at Home Depot the basil plants were atrocious, all wilted over, and Sylvie and I were discussing if we should buy one anyway. She did and has successfully, more or less, nursed it back to life, but while we were contemplating a woman came by and said, "Don't do it! Basil does not grow in this town, serioiusly, I've tried over and over and they NEVER stay alive or grow bigger than a toothpick." If Sylvie and I were cartoons, a thought bubble would have appeared between us as we looked at each other and remembered the basil plant that nearly devoured my yard last year. (In that photo it's about, oh, a third the size it eventually became by the end of the summer.) I still have homemade pesto in my freezer from last year's take. Mmmm....pesto. Nevertheless, I decided to wait until I have a bigger pot to plant it in.