My Little Green Thumb.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Remember this little trio from 2 months ago? Didn't think so. Well, to refresh your memory, two months ago I decided to create my own little herb garden right on my very own balcony consisting of cilantro, basil, and cherry tomatoes. I'm here to update you on it's progress and boy am I impressed with myself! More so because I've never grown anything in my life. To all those experienced farmers out there, please bear with me. As you see, I had to re-pot the plants and while the cilantro and basil did grow, I am more impressed with the cherry tomato tree than anything. It started producing little red tomatoes (what a concept) which was SO exciting to me! It grew more than three feet and I had to prop it up with bamboo sticks, which I should have probably done with the basil as well. All in all, while I haven't produced enough tomatoes to start cooking with, I have utilized the basil many times in my cooking.









10 comments:

Gawgus things... said...

I'm very impressed! I'm not too good on the old 'growing' front unfortunately. Nothing seems to survive for too long in my house! xx

Scientific Housewife said...

I had some herb plants that helped me cook for awhile but we were gone 5 days and they kicked it. Good thing they are inexpensive :)

...Beau Fashion... said...

Aw well done. I want my own plant now hehe

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eliska.h said...

wow, good stuff!
i can't even keep a cactus alive=P

Marta on cocogroove said...

Great job! Love tomatos and I bet these must be so yummy!

The Pantry Drawer said...

this is adorable! I remember when I had a cherry tomato tree and the first tomatoes started growing. we made a tiny salad haha but then I went away for the summer and it died. don't worry, I already gave myself a slap on the wrist. Great job!!

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Hayley said...

Girls! I nominated the both of you for a little blog award!!

http://theweekendfile.blogspot.com/2011/01/did-someone-say-gingham.html

Hayley

Cookie and Kate said...

Way to go, Kristen! I'm thoroughly impressed. My basil didn't survive Oklahoma's summer heat, but I have high hopes for this year's garden! It just doesn't get better than fresh herbs and tomatoes!

Amanda said...

haha--admittance is the first step. i have no green thumb at ALL. am hoping to change that this spring/summer with my own herb garden.

three cheers for fresh produce!

Rachel said...

Can tomatoes by adorable? Because the ones in your pictures are so little and cute!

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