Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It doesn't take much

So last fall, when we bought some basil with roots intact (to keep it fresh longer, methinks) at the grocery store, we couldn't resist planting it. And we made it a home on our bedroom windowsill. Lo and behold, look what has sprouted!

Yup, we've got tomatoes! How is that for a freebie with your purchase? (Showing up 6 months later!) I'm terribly excited, I haven't had a home-grown tomato in who knows how long.



Never mind that they are itty-bitty and there doesn't look to be a great bounty of them.
Oh, and I ought to share the cilantro plant Mr Renn got me for Valentine's day. Nothing says love like cilantro, I always say.
So my windowsill is defying February. I like it.

7 comments:

Kori said...

Oh, how I want an herb garden. It is on my to do list for the next month...or realistically, over the next few months! My time is just so limited...as I know you can relate! Once again you are my inspiration!

hairyshoefairy said...

How cool! You're a gardener! Mmmm. Tomatoes and cilantro. Just a couple more items and you could make some yummy salsa.

Anonymous said...

i'm so confused...how does a basil plant grow tomatos?

But it's awesome....i'm a little jealous of the fresh tomatos...I love tomatos......

tas

Em said...

a tomato plant sprouted among the basil roots, it's just now mature enough to have it's first fruit.

Chell said...

gettig caught up on your blogging, man am I behind with my trip out of town and the chaos at work. How very cool about your little window garden.

Carolanne said...

What a fun surprise! And the greenery is enviable, especially this time of year. I think that is a great V-day gift. My flowers are already dying, but you will have cillantro for years to come, assuming the kids don't get to it.

Ashley said...

Wow! What a fun surprise! Your little garden window is just lovely.

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