So, one great thing about having a house is…having a yard. My yard is nothing special at all. It’s certainly nothing like Abbey‘s, another blogger who lives in the same city as me and whose blog pics I regularly drool over.
But, with this yard, and with my intent to save money, I’ve been trying to grow some vegetables. The tomatoes have been an unequivocal success. I made salsa with them (Alton’s recipe with a few modifications – minus the chili powder and plus some dried minced garlic) and it was so GOOD. I could literally have eaten/drunk/bathed in a vat of it – delish! 🙂 And, besides doing a little weeding, the excellent amounts of rain we’ve received lately have made them so easy to take care of. Here’s a pic of some of the “fruits of our harvest.” I go out and pick big handfuls of them every day.
But, beyond tomatoes, I seem to be helpless. I planted some bell pepper plants and despite vigilant care, they have already shrivelled and died. And this following picture is the most depressing exhibition of plant life I have ever seen.
I thought I would save so much money by just planting a few simple fresh herbs. Just a little basil, a little rosemary, a little oregano. Easy, right? Then, we’d have lots of extra flavor in our food without paying grocery store prices for little bundles of fresh herbs, right? Apparently not. I have no idea how to revive them. Water doesn’t work. Putting them in the sun doesn’t work. Putting them in the shade doesn’t work. Eek. Poor plants.
Anybody out there with a green thumb and a few words of advice? I would really love to revive these plants instead of having to go and purchase new ones, only to let them die also. As of right now, the inside of my house is officially declared a plant danger zone until further notice.