Back in May, I posted about my sad little herb garden, which had once been so lush but had fallen into a state of disrepair. Although, things looked bleak, I wasn’t about to give up on my plants. I set about pruning the dead leaves away and attempted to give my horticultural menagerie a new lease on life.
Now, just under three months later, I am back with an update.
As you can see from the picture above, things are still alive… mostly. The rosemary in the upper left has continued to grow just fine, even if a touch slowly. The chives and thyme (lower left) also have been quite sturdy, with the thyme growing especially nicely. As for the parsley (lower right), it’s been going through some sort of awkward pubescent stage. The plant, you see, has been “bolting.” Rather than giving me joyful leaves that I can harvest for my kitchen, the parsley has been sprouting tall weed-like growths that ultimately flower — the kiss of death. I chop these beasts down practically every day, and yet there are always more and more for me. This parsley will not rest until it flowers, and that’s a fate that I simply cannot accept. Yes, people. I’m fighting with my parsley again.
And then there’s the basil. Let’s take a closer look at the basil…