Green thumb

Looks like I might have a bit of a green thumb after all. Basil anyone??

basil

Originally, I wasn’t planning on growing herbs because I thought they would all die. Turns out it’s not that hard and there is a little bit of pride when your recipe calls for a herb that’s actually sitting on your windowsill. What I originally thought was dead leaves was actually herbs that weren’t harvested in time.  Unlike flowers that take time to bloom, fresh herbs can be used right away ( Apparently, I lack common sense when it comes to plants!)  Upon realizing this, I clipped off the yellow and dying leaves and this seem to have promoted more growth! I bought these cute little planters at Ikea and every morning, I love walking into my kitchen and seeing the herbs of my labour.
Herbss         Herbss 2

My little garden is slowly growing… I recently received a living lettuce plant that I’ve successfully managed to keep alive and have used the greens to add into my daily smoothies.

Lettuce Plant1
and there’s something budding on my pepper plant. This is the one I’m most excited about. I LOVE peppers and I cannot wait until I am able to pick my own peppers!
peppers

Because I have been so amazed by my herbs, on Tuesday night I was gifted with the most awesome gift from my sorority secret sister.

Balcony gardener book

Who knew that I would get so excited over a book about balcony gardening but it’s going to totally absorb the rest of my afternoon. (summer hours whoop whoop!) Already rating this one a green thumb up!

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