A few months ago I wrote a very optimistic post about My Little Garden. I started out with oregano, basil, chives, tomatoes, habaneros, parsley and jalapenos. I was dreaming of caprese salads, fresh salsa and fresh herbs in my pastas. Well lets just say, my little garden is now a lot littler than I had originally anticipated.
Apparently I don’t have a green thumb. I don’t even think its kinda green. It’s pretty much brown. The chives and oregano did not even have a chance, I killed them in the first 3 weeks. The basil and parsley held out a little bit longer but eventually they too succumbed to my awful care taking. What I am left with now is a surprisingly flourishing tomato plant and a pepper plant. What kind of pepper plant you ask? I wish I knew. Yes, I planted seeds for both habaneros and jalapenos, but me being the very skilled gardener that I am I didn’t label them. I foolishly thought that once they bloomed I would be able to tell what they were. And guess what, one of them didn’t bloom. So now I am waiting patiently to find out what kind of pepper it is I am growing.
While I’m being so honest about my gardening skills, I should probably confess something else. The reason that my tomato plant is flourishing and my pepper plant is still alive is that my wonderful husband has taken over. I didn’t really have a choice in the matter. I came home one day a couple of weeks ago and he was transferring both plants to new pots and then asked me to get the watering can for his plants. Apparently he realized how bad I was at it and figured that if he wanted to avoid the whining that would ensue as I threw the rest of my pitiful garden in the trash, he better help me. So he did and I am proud to say we have about 20 tomatoes growing now. They are green but I am still holding out hope that they turn red. As far as the peppers go, we still don’t have any growing yet but I saw a few buds on there the other day. I’ll keep you posted. And hopefully some day soon, I’ll share a recipe using both the fresh tomatoes and peppers, whatever kind of pepper they may be.