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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
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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