Most of my attempts to grow plants and flowers have been rather pitiful. The elusive green thumb hides from me on a regular basis. I have barely managed to keep a Philodendron alive all winter long. I am sure it has less to do with me than with Phil. He sees it and says “we need to water that thing”. It doesn’t even have a permanent hanging place in the house. It’s just hanging on a curtain rod and waiting to be moved back outside. Kind of funny, the whole sad ordeal.Every time we add a little water to it the poor thing comes back to life and perks up. I don’t know why it keeps putting its hopes in us!
There is one person in my family who has a green thumb. My youngest son, Caleb, wanted some cactus plants and bamboo plants for Christmas. We bought those for him and so far he has done a great job keeping them alive. He also has some air plants as well.He takes care to water them as needed and gets awfully angry with me if I have sprayed his plants. He has a schedule for the watering and I am not to mess with it.
So what does all this have to do with me and cooking? Yesterday we took the plunge and plunked down some money on plants and one of the Topsy Turvy planters.
I have tomato plants, rosemary, basil, lemon thyme and parsley. I am rather excited to try this method of planting and I can’t wait to see the results. The frost is almost over here in NE Ohio so I am pretty sure it’s safe to begin planting. If there is a frost, we will just cover the planter. If I get real food from this method it means I will be making foods from fresh veggies and herbs from my own garden. That makes me very happy. I hope mine can provide me enough tomatoes to make my own fresh sauce and Caprese salads.
My mouth is watering already. And I think I will use some of the rosemary from the plant I bought to make some more rosemary peasant bread today.