Week five and my plants look like they’ve exploded! Per usual, my basil plant was quite full and I was able to pick another big bunch of leaves. Today, I was able to use them to fill out my batch of pesto I made last week (I accidentally used too little basil and too much garlic…whoops!). It turned out to be just the right amount to make the pesto delicious and not overwhelmingly garlicky.
My Serrano pepper plants fell over this week, and so I had to stake them. I didn’t realize I was going to have to do that for these plants, but luckily I had some stakes from last year’s tomato plant. In the picture above, it’s a little hard to tell, but the plants grew up from where they fell over, so all the leaves are pointed in one direction. I’m hoping that they’ll grow back the other way now that they’re up and supported.
And there’s my little pepper plant – the leaves are huge, but it’s not very tall. I’m looking forward to seeing what this one will do. I think if it doesn’t grow more soon, I might look at repotting it.
I was away for the Memorial Day weekend, and luckily my plants weren’t too dry from the four days. We’re getting plenty of sunshine, and my plants seem very happy.
P.S. I’m a bit jealous of my friend Meredith’s new garden! She’s going to have a ton of great produce and herbs! Makes me want to add some new containers to my garden…