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All living things can thrive given the right environment

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Even in winter I still want to have fresh herbs. Hereís my happy little basil plants. Thereís oregano and parsley too on another shelf. After much trial and error and experimentation, I finally found the right location as well as amount and frequency of water needed.

Thereís a parallel here for me as well. After much trial and error Iíve settled into an eating plan that works for me. I love the SP environment and, as Iíve been writing lately, Iíve discovered a location where I can enjoy distance running again.

My plants naturally bend toward the sun. Similarly, itís up to me to take maximum advantage of my environment.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MERRYMARY42 1/8/2013 7:56PM

    way to go, I have never been able to keep basil alive, me thinks I over water it

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SWEDE_SU 1/8/2013 9:41AM

    what a great idea!

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KANDOLAKER 1/8/2013 9:00AM

    Would love to have fresh herbs available anytime - and I'll put that on my to-do list for this year. Way to find your own balance too - and thanks for being an inspiration!

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WILSONWR 1/8/2013 8:54AM

    That's great.

I had some jalapeno and habenero plants (and some basil) that were still around after the rest of the garden was gone. After ignoring them all winter (and after 3 freezes), they are still producing!!! Who would have thought??!!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/8/2013 8:36AM

    I love my indoor herbs too! 6 different ones grow in mine, given natural sunlight and a little extra help from a lamp.

I'm glad you found what works for you!

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JASI27 1/8/2013 8:18AM

    That is awesome! I have thought endlessly about a way to make and indoor garden for the winter and haven't come up with a plan that would work well. This looks great and has to be so rewarding!! Just awesome.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/8/2013 7:43AM

    Good for you!

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