My sister says the only reason her kids have survived childhood is because they make noise when they’re hungry. (We obviously have the same genes.)
I feel like you were watching me and then wrote this blogpost about the story of my life.
May I just say that all the people who say, “Grow basil–it’s so EASY!” are obviously part of an international conspiracy carefully orchestrated to make me look bad. (I mean, my dad included. I don’t know how he got involved in such criminal activity.)
No matter how faithfully I water and tend my basil, it always ends up looking like it’s barely survived a wildfire with its form intact. The conspirators tell me I water it too much. So I water the next one less. It shrivels up. The conspirators tell me I didn’t water enough. Then they laugh and say, “Try again–there’s NOTHING TO IT! Just be sure you water enough but not TOO much, and remember to pinch back those leaves, and is it getting enough sun? Just make sure it’s not TOO overheated, and…and…and…”
Seriously. I have kept a fig tree alive in the New England climate for two years. I have fruit trees and grapes and all manner of vegetables. But basil…nope. If it could cry like a baby I would probably just feel more guilty.
(P.S. As always, thanks for making me smile today!!)
I wish they’d stop putting those in the produce section. It always seems like such a good idea.
I just heard my husband telling our co-worker he is surprised our kids survived as he held up the now-dead-plant I was ‘babysitting’ while co-worker was on vacation. In my defense, the ‘vacation’ was several months long as it is seasonal work.
I’ve always wanted a vegetable garden, but I kill cacti. Like, how do you kill a catctus?!
Maybe you should buy your next plant in Little Shop of Horrors; there at least she speaks …
Did you know you are an option on Akinator the Web Genie? http://en.akinator.com/ That must mean you’ve really made it to fame =) .