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City Girl Goes Country - 2014 Edition – Oops


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Last year my multi-part blog (CGGC) described the effort of a city girl to adapt to country living and take advantage of all it had to offer, in particular the ability to grow our own food.

We learned a lot and even grew herbs indoors all winter. Cooking with fresh herbs became a habit. Yesterday, I went to cut some basil and the plants looked different. I hadn’t done this in a while and I marveled at how big the leaves were. Well, there are different kinds of basil and some leaves do get big
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Snip, snip, snip - I took three, but they didn’t have that basil smell. Hmm, maybe I better check before I chop these into the omelet.

Me: Joe! This basil doesn’t smell right. What kind is it?
DH: That’s a tomato plant! They’re almost ready to plant outside. At least they were.
Me: Oops, sorry
DH: I better put them outside soon. You’re more of a threat than the bugs.

Now I have a visual aid.
These are tomato leaves


These are basil.


Sigh, year 2 and still a lot to learn.
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SYLPHINPROGRESS 5/1/2014 8:04AM

    It could have been worse. At least tomatoes and basil were made for each other.

Years back I was sent down to the vegetable garden to pick vegetables for that evening's dinner. I got lost in the cathartic task of pulling weeds throughout the garden. When I'd pulled about half the herbs from their bed, it occurred to me that I was on the wrong track.


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WILSONWR 4/30/2014 5:08PM

    That's funny. I wonder what the tomato leaves would have tasted like...

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MERRYMARY42 4/28/2014 8:10PM

    not thinking a tomato leaf would be too good in an omelet, but who knows, live and learn, we all have to do it
thanks for the giggle

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CARI2012 4/28/2014 9:06AM

    Oh my gosh that's hilarious. It's a good thing your husband has a sense of humor!

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PHOENIX1949 4/27/2014 9:58PM

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MBTEPP 4/27/2014 9:16PM

    Oh, no!

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DOVESEYES 4/27/2014 8:14PM

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SMITTY4RL 4/27/2014 7:15PM

    emoticon I only laugh because we grow tomatoes every year, and each year is different. P.S. The only basil I have grown was the 'spicy' kind and we couldn't eat it. Love the idea of keeping herbs over the winter, though!

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MARYJEANSL 4/27/2014 3:31PM

  Thanks for the laugh!! (I'm on your side, though - I can kill the hardiest of plants, the ones that thrive for everyone else..)

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/27/2014 2:39PM

    Love it!!!! Never stop learning!!!!

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DR1939 4/27/2014 2:36PM

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LINDAKAY228 4/27/2014 12:44PM

    I have been a country girl most of my life, but never could grow a garden. I hope to try again in the near future with a very small amount indoors or maybe a windowsill or balcony just for me. But I have just recently moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area which is definitely a big city!! My oldest son got me to do this. I am going to go the opposite direction of you LOL.

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TRAVELGRRL 4/27/2014 12:18PM

    Hilarious! Good thing DH has a sense of humor!!!

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SUZYMOBILE 4/27/2014 10:41AM

    Too funny! You'll get there before you know it!

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ALICIA363 4/27/2014 10:13AM

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KANOE10 4/27/2014 10:07AM

    That was too cute. I have to sniff my herbs to see which is which!


I love basil in anything.





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PHEBESS 4/27/2014 10:04AM

    That's really funny! Sad, but funny!!!! (Poor tomatoes!)

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/27/2014 9:24AM

    Admiring, but not yet aspiring... is that another way of saying "patiently waiting for motivation to kick in?" emoticon Great visual aid, by the way.

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POOKASLUAGH 4/27/2014 9:02AM

    How funny. :D I can't get ANYTHING to grow, even basil, which is supposed to be the easiest ever...

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WUMPASTAR 4/27/2014 8:35AM

    HAHAHAHAHA! Sorry that really cracked me up!!! Thanks for sharing, brightens up my rainy day XD

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SLENDERELLA61 4/27/2014 8:34AM

    LOL!! Sounds like something I would do. Admire your cooking with fresh herbs you've grown, and I know you are learning to recognize herbs better and better as time goes on!! -Marsha

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IWANT2DOTHIS1X 4/27/2014 8:26AM

    So funny! emoticon

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ANNIEONLI 4/27/2014 8:02AM

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NEWLITTLE1 4/27/2014 7:55AM

    emoticon I giggled out loud when I read this. In the recent storm we had, my plant lables disappeared. This should be fun as I figure out what is what LOL

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