Saturday, June 13, 2009

waiting for pesto

So one of the garden-ey things I am trying to grow from seed is basil. I have had little success in the past and I think it's due to my impatience - we tend to eat it faster than it can grow. This little guy on our window sill seems to be doing ok so far... but I think he gets a wee bit nervous every time he knows I'm cooking.

19 comments:

M.M.E. said...

Hahaha. I just started growing basil myself. I had the nerves to shove it outside in 40 degree weather when my aunt said it hates the cold. Somehow it's still living, barely. My oregano, on the other hand, seems to be on steroids.

Anna said...

You'll be so glad that you waited for your little plant to get big enough to give it's best.

Hollyrocks said...

Don't feel bad, I've picked my herbs to death too. It's hard to refrain when they are sitting right there, looking all delicious and edible!

Robert W. Leonard said...

I'm no expert, so look this up, but I believe if you put it in a bigger pot it will grow much larger. And then you'll have more to eat. :)

JoMo said...

Yum! I love my little herb garden...the oregano and chives are taking over but so far the rosemary & thyme are holding their own. Your plant looks healthy & happy. Enjoy!

Creative Coquette said...

hahaahah! I have this awesome image of a trembling weepish basil plant in my head :P

Basil, good.

Caroline D. said...

I'm trying to grow some basil right now! I can't wait to eat it nom nom nom

Debbie said...

We tried this one time at my house but before we got to eat it my cat got to it... very sad that he enjoyed it before I did, so to make up for it I wish your little plant all the best! I'll be sending good plant vibes your way.

Softpencil said...

Your basil looks so good...and delicious!

Felix and Jayne said...

you're gonna have some delicious pesto soon! check out my blog, I featured one of your adorable collages!

californiablue said...

It looks very healthy :)

Little Lovables said...

It looks good! We've never grown basil from seed, but we have about 6 bushy bail plants on our patio we love to eat from!!

Pattie said...

Looks so fresh!! I love growing fresh herbs this time of year. I was really hoping to have a veggie garden too but never got to it this year!!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

My husband just started a herb and veggie garden out back, I am looking forward to relishing some of it soon:)

Andrew's Reclaimed said...

Aww, I LOVE fresh basil, and garlic. Garlic is so easy to grow here. I dry my own basil and it keeps for winter, there's just no comparison to store-bought dried!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Haha, poor plant! Actually, he looks delicious. Let us know how he tastes :)

Hey Harriet said...

Hehe! Mmmm...pesto! That's very healthy looking basil. I'm impressed! Mine doesn't look that good :)

Dalena Vintage said...

i can't stop smiling from your title. i just imagine little baby basil plants hanging out waiting for the day!

Vanessa said...

Haha, mine always grew faster than I could eat it! My old apartment was *very* sunny. That plant was at least 2-3 feet tall. At least. It was a monster!