Saturday, January 21, 2012

Plants - Try, Try, Try Again...

We are a family that loves basil; baked in quiches (savory pies), with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese (Caprese), in spaghetti and all other dishes Italian. So our son gave us a small leaf basil plant he grew himself (he has a green thumb) and then we bought the larger leaf basil at the local farmers market. The farmer said it would grow for years.
I watered it, put in in sunshine, when we had a cool spell I brought it inside..... Now I am embarrassed to say that I killed both plants. I really do not know what I did wrong.
I am determined to grow our own herbs so will try again! Gardening advise welcomed for NE Florida!
I only have a before picture..... once the plant was almost dead, we ate the last few good leaves!

1 comment:

Vivian M said...

I keep my basil plant indoors, on my kitchen counter right by the window so it gets sunlight. I also only water it every few days, and not too much quantity. Every now and then, I add some fertilizer to the water. I do not have a green thumb, but curiously the basil plant has been blooming and hanging in there for the last three years. And we love using the fresh basil in our recipes. :o)