Saturday, 16 July 2011

Windowsill Gardening Update

As you may remember, we have been growing basil and coriander on our windowsill this year. They're both doing well and are a very tasty addition to our meals! (I always think these are the two herbs there is most benefit from growing yourself as they taste so much better fresh than dried). The basil is quite photogenic too as you can see below.


I mentioned in a previous post (which also contains an early photo of the basil and coriander) that we were hoping to get some tomato plants and we now have these, they're still small and are scattered round the house in the sunniest spots we can find (our flat only gets morning sun). The photo below shows the shadows cast by the tomato plants.




17 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful shadow shots for the day! I do love that rich green! Such fun to grow our own veggies! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

May those tomatoes emerge from the shadows and bring forth abundant fruit!


TALKING SHADOWS?

Imagine a shadow could talk
In whisper or rumble or squawk;
Just what would it say
To make you go, “Hey!
You’re just a chip off the old block!”?


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows abound here and here

Ralph said...

We are growing our basil and tomatoes. All year long, I look forward to the summer salad of fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella - always worth the wait! Fresh herms make all the difference in any meal from complex to simple!

Lesley said...

Basil is one of my favourite herbs to grow as well and I have several varieties. I gave up on my tomatoes. Good luck with yours!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Suddenly starving for pesto! Great pictures. Hoping for sun for your tomatoes. The ones in our neighbor's garden -- and our daughter's (here in Oregon) are performing about the same.

Jade said...

I absolutely love the smell of fresh basil. I bought a couple of pots for Mr. Mick, and have been enjoying the scent as they sit in my kitchen window.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Fresh basil is one of the loveliest herbs, and so much nicer than dried.
Love the shadows from the tomato plants.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful basil, and the little tomato plants cast cute shadows!

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

bunnits said...

The basil is looking beautiful. That's a great shadow shot of the tomatoes. So far, we have a total of one tomato from four plants. It is still green. I check daily for signs of ripening.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice shots.
I like the green color on the first shot and light on the second.

Regards!

Jeanette said...

Your plants look like they are doing very well. I agree, fresh homegrown veggies are Much better than anything else.
Lovely shadows too!

this is my patch said...

My plan is to plant more herbs in my flowerbeds. They really are a great addition to the garden, and in cooking. I've lots of very hard green tomatoes on my plants at the moment, which will hopefully ripen into very juicy red ones eventually? That's if we ever see the sun again! x

Titus said...

That's a triffid!

colleen said...

That shadow shot is intriguing! I'm making pesto.

Deb G said...

Basil is looking great! I have one teeny-tiny tomato so far. Hoping...

Sam Pennington said...

Fantastic pictures! You'd laugh if you saw the measly state of my basil and tomato plants, and they've got the whole of a garden in the country to grow in!!

flaƟ bellek said...

This photographs are awesome. I like your idea of planting upside down is visually interesting, it helps save water and space. The kitchen herb idea is unique and best.