An Herbal Miracle

Usually when I try to grow herbs, they come to a bad end.

a) Too much sun, so they scorch on the first hot, sunny day. Or,
b) The pots tip over, blocking the plant from the sprinklers, and they dehydrate. Or,
c) They rot from over-watering. Or,
d) They go to seed before I can harvest so much as a leaf.

Like the Texas Rangers baseball team, though, I “Never Ever Give Up.” Actually, the Rangers’ current 39-38 record is better than my herb garden record, but who’s counting?

And persistence pays off. I’m here to report that I’ve had a potted basil plant for, like, FOUR WEEKS. And it’s still alive! Yesterday, I used some of the leaves on a couple of tortilla pizzas for lunch. Yummmmm……

Those leaves were still growing five minutes before this photo was taken.

And now, to pick a few cherry tomatoes before they split from the heat. This is almost like having a green thumb!

Thanks for reading,

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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4 Responses to An Herbal Miracle

  1. Brent Johnson says:

    What about our tiny, dehydrated strawberries?


  2. marlece says:

    YUMMMM!!!! And I consider you a green thumb just about as green as mine! I congratulate you.


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