I have branched out. I started out modestly with a couple flowering pots on the deck. I moved on to the red geraniums in the flower boxes under my living room windows. I guess it was only a matter of time before I tried my hand at edible plants.
I started with a single rosemary plant.
Which quickly became seven assorted herbs. The basil gets harvested most frequently because it's just so delicious when added to my vodka tonic with lemon. The basil and lemon combination add a refreshing twist to an otherwise standard cocktail.
However, I've also begun branching out and experimenting. This morning I created a fines herb omelette, using marjoram and thyme, which made a plain egg dish so much more interesting.
I guess it was only a matter of time before I gathered my courage and tried my hand at vegetables. Tomatoes, anyone?
Actually that pot in the far corner also contains a cucumber and acorn squash plants, which my brother John assures me will not grow in such a small bit of earth. I say, let's see what happens.
The pot in the foreground contains a plum tomato plant...and just look at those little darlings grow, I'll be adding them to a homemade sauce in no time!
Look at this precious one, called an Early Girl, which is what I hope will happen before it starts to get cold around here. I'll let you know when she ends up in a salad.