I’m really excited about writing this post because I want to announce that my herb plants, Phobos and Bae, are still alive! That’s never happened in my adult life! Ah!!! That or herbs aren’t too hard to maintain or Home Depot sells idiot proof plants!
About two months ago, during the period I did work there, I bought my herbs at my local Home Depot (am I allowed to mention names? I don’t want to get in any trouble, Home Depot!). I do want to mention that I did have a great work experience, but after breaking my toe, and taking leave of absence for a month, I decided to quit.
Several customer recommended a few recipes that including sauces and smoothies, after I had asked them what they made with there herbs. The one that had me sold was this one madame, I asked her what she did with her sage plants, and I don’t know what it was, she didn’t mention anything new than anyone else, but whether it was the way she described the foods or the fact I hadn’t had my lunch break yet, I finally decided to purchase one.
During my lunch break, I grabbed my my sage, and a basil plant while I was at it, had them rung-up by a kind, former associate, and stuffed them into my work locker. I wanted to keep them outside, but I was told to keep them in a safe place or they’d be confused as go-backs, so I had no choice. That whole day I couldn’t stop thinking about my plants. Where they okay? Would they wilt in my locker? Then that go me thinking, how long will I be able to keep them alive? I told myself that I’d try my best to keep them alive for at least a month, I say a month because I’ve never kept anything alive longer than that, but here I am, about two months later, and they’re still alive!
I did have a routine. Ever time I would see that a new leaf was growing through, I would snip the oldest ones off. I watered them everyday and made sure I stuck them out into the sunlight from 10 am to 1 pm because I noticed this is when the sun hit my balcony the most. That’s it, really, but then I noticed a few things that started to worry me.
The soil that I had planted my herbs in were starting to fill with small flies and mushrooms. That scared me, because I wan’t aware that I had the ability to grow mushrooms. Where did they coming from? Why were they growing? Would it hurt my plant? I read several blogs and found out it has to do with the either the soil already contained this fungus or they were affected by spores via airborne, and that I’m watering the soil too much. I also read that they won’t hurt my plant, that’s a relief! I haven’t looking into why my soil has flies in it, but considering my herbs are still alive and whole, I don’t think they’re harmful either.
Bae is going through something. Her leafs closer to the roots seem to be flatter and less shiny. I don’t know if it’s because it has grown leaves over and over, and as a result it starts evolving or devolving into something else. Her leafs are also being ate by bugs, and leave holes all over the leafs. I’m going to have to tend to her more often. Other than that, I’m real happy that they’re still with me.
I still don’t know why they have lived this long since I’ve always treated my former plants the same way? Whatever it is, I’m happy. I haven’t used them in cooking yet, but be sure that a post of me trying will come out soon. I hope to hear from you!