My “black thumb” is well documented on this blog. Practically everything I have planted has died. Even if I steadfastly avoid ever touching a plant and hand it straight to someone else to plant and care for, it wilts when I look or talk to it. So suffice it to say that growing our own herbs at home is an apparent exercise in futility. But I still buy the darned little pots of green every once in a while. Here several pots of thyme (though they look mysteriously like oregano) and several pots of sawtooth coriander (PHP100 for 3) seem to be thriving 5 weeks after I bought them. Could it be?
And the rosemary, which almost always dies during the rainy season, has managed to remain robust looking several weeks after I bought it. This time around, I am leaving them in pots. I am taking them out of the natural rainfall, and I am watering them rarely, making sure they stay relatively dry in all this current humidity. But it’s a race to see just how long these will stay alive in the vicinity of Marketman, the herb killer. :)
P.S. My bay (leaf) plant from 2005, purchased at 8 inches tall, went on to grow to 12+feet tall, and the gardener managed to get two or three other plants from it, but the original plant died last month, a victim of the drought and apparently bad watering habits. Bummer. These thyme plants, from 2006, didn’t last two weeks, see dead here!! And they are thyme, so the one in the photos above must be oregano?! These sage plants? RIP. And these herbs, never had a chance, apparently.