Jun. 8, 2009 12:05 pm
Updated: Jun. 8, 2010 11:01 am
I'm not sure exactly what I expected to see, honestly.
I can say for sure that what I am seeing with the naked eye, however, is very much impressive.
In my inexperienced mind, nearly everything seems to be growing at a record pace. The "Magic Mountain Sweet Basil" was the first to really catch my eye in how quickly it seems to have just shot straight toward the sky like it was begging for a high-five.
"Nice job, Blue!"
"Awww, shucks. Thanks Mr. Basil. I cant wait to pluck your purple-y leaves, mince them and toss them in a Thai dish!"
"Cool. Wait. WHAT!"
Well, probably the basil knows its function and ultimate fate and would be brave in the face of prep and ingestion.
The tomato plants look very hearty as well. Even the red chile and bell pepper plants look to be doing pretty well. The jalapeno plant and the Italian basil seem to be struggling a bit. Not sure what we're going to do with those, but I was informed by a coworker that her jalapeno plant also seemed to be struggling one time, but suddenly was bearing fruit.
I'll hope we have a similar happy ending here. I love me some jalapenos in my morning oatmeal!
Magic Mountain Sweet Basil