For dinner one night this week, I am planning to make One Pot Spaghetti so I needed to pick up some fresh basil since we haven't picked up plants for our vegetable and herb gardens. While at the market, I grabbed 2 bundles of basil. One for myself and one for my mom.
I was in a hurry and didn't read the package, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that what I thought was simply a bunch of cut basil actually turned out to be a live plant with roots and an ice cube sized mound of dirt. Following the directions on the bag, I filled a vase or cup-in my case a mason jar- with an inch of water and the plant. I then placed it in a sunny window. I chose to place it on the windowsill next to our kitchen table as the window near my kitchen sink tends to get a bit cluttered.
The jar pictured above is my mom's, I didn't take a picture of mine yet. I love how simple and pretty it looks in the window and can't wait to get back to the store to pick up a few more herb plants to add to my simple little herb garden. I sure hope that they can survive my black thumb!
I'm sharing this post with the following blog carnivals and linky parties: