I live in a tropical country where sun shines 365 days a year. And I have never grown anything my whole life. Weird? Not really. I am what you would call, a plant killer. Anything I touched would wilt and die tragically – I am referring to flora species only here. Although not specifically limited to that, I can add tortoises, gold fish, koi, iguana, etc.
I would love very much to have herb garden. Whenever I feel like cooking something, I can just step out to the front yard and yank some plants out and I would be on my way. Wouldn’t that be marvelous?
I did try some packaged seeds with no avail. About a month ago, Pai bought too much lemon basil and without much thinking I grabbed 5 bunches. I walked out to the garden and just sticked them into a potted moist dirt. The next week, Pai told me that we have flourishing lemon basil plants!
Lemon basil is used a lot in Indonesian cooking. I will feature more of these dishes later. Definitely. I am too excited about this. I have mint, parsley and coriander on the way. Let’s see whether they survive.