I mentioned a while back that Eric and I started a garden this year. We took on a few manageable plants and everything was going a-ok. And then our landlord sent someone over to ‘clean up’ the backyard and he sprayed weed killer on all of our plants. He killed my baby bok choy that was ready almost to be eaten.
But luckily he was smart enough to leave our plants in planters alone, so all was not lost! So let’s move on to the good news. Our herbs are doing quite well.
I transferred a clipping of mint to a pot last summer and I am happy to say that it is getting out of control. Mojitos anyone?
The rosemary plant might not look like much to you, but this baby was on the brink of death after winter. Although it is still fairly scrawny, it is a lot more vibrant with plenty of growth.
I also have a surprise basil plant! I bought a basil plant last year and it died at the beginning of winter. I never pulled up the dead plant and just left it be. There was some sprouting in the soil at the beginning of spring and I kept pulling it out, thinking it was weeds. While I eventually left it completely be, and next thing ya know, I have a fully functioning basil plant.
Although the carrots don’t look so hot, I do have carrots! I need to weed these out to make room for growth.
And I am growing some kale, but it’s not doing so hot. It’s not doing bad, but not doing well either.
But tonight I was finally able to enjoy a vegetable that I grew when I pulled the first bulging radish out of the container. A few more are about ready to be pulled as well!
So all in all, not too bad. Obviously things would be a lot better if my landlord hadn’t sent a hit-man to kill my plants, but oh well.