About a month and a half ago I shared my new little kitchen window sill garden I had set up because I really wanted to grow my own herbs and I decided it’s time for an update. It’s been really easy to keep going and I have really enjoyed having herbs on hand to enhance any meal. I’ve added basil to my scrambled eggs or stirfrys, coriander to my soups and finally some parsley to my salads!
In my last post my herbs were still in the pots I bought them in but since then I have re potted them into larger containers as they looked like they were bursting out of the pots.
As you can see, my basil plant is still going strong which is great, this plant just loves water and sunshine so it’s in a great place and I try to remember to water is when I can 🙂 unfortunately at the moment my coriander doesn’t look like it’s doing so well and I’m not sure why or what to do! I think it might be the way I have cut the stalks! What do you think?
My parsley on the other hand has been doing great as well. This is the only one I have actually grown from seed (bought from allotinabox) and for a while I thought it wasn’t going to work and then boom it all grew. I’ve been a bit afraid to start eating it because I want it to get bigger like the basil however I couldn’t wait so have snipped some off which I added to a salad and it was delicious and satisfying!
Should I just pick the leaves or is it ok to snip the stalk with scissors? I was worried because this green pot has no holes in the bottom for the water to drain so I have to be careful when watering it! The other thing I have grown from seed (completely out of season) is the tomato plant. Now here’s where I’d really like some advice – Should I keep this plant inside in this pot until next summer or should I move it to a bigger pot and keep it in the kitchen OR should I move it to the greenhouse? I don’t even know if this will last but it’s been fun watching it grow. Here is the tomato plant before and after –
Ok and one last piece of advice needed (thank you for letting me pick your brains! I know I follow a lot of bloggers who are much greener fingered than me) so my basil plant has flowered…does this mean it’s reaching the end of its basil leaf life? Is it like nettles where you shouldn’t eat it once it’s flowered?