This week marks the appearance of the first actual fruits/veggies on my plants!
I had to rearrange the plants again so you could get a good view of the green pepper plant, but they’re all still growing steadily. They’re also using a lot more water so I have to water them almost daily now. I finally broke down and bought a watering can so it only takes me two trips back and forth instead of 6 or 7 (I was, unfortunately, using one of those 2 quart pitchers as my watering can). Hooray efficiency!
Also, the tomato plants are now taller than me, I think. It’s hard to tell because I took this myself, so the angle wasn’t totally straight on, but if they aren’t already taller than me, they will be soon. The basil is still growing strong, but I figured you didn’t need to see another picture of my lovely basil plant.
On another note – I really don’t understand the “proper” way to pick off basil – people seem to pick off whole stalks that they can then sit in a glass of water…but all I can get are individual leaves. It’s very perplexing. I want to avoid having my basil plant flower too early, so any tips would be very helpful.