This morning I ran in my first 10k. It may seem silly considering I’ve already ran a half marathon (which I did a full recap of on my other blog and plan to reblog it over here!) and a 5-miler, but never a 10k. It was honestly the perfect distance for where I’m at in my running “career.” I think I’ll take the summer off, and attempt a second half in 2013 – sounds like a good year to me!
We hung out for a little bit and then we went to the greenhouse.
I’ve never had a garden before (especially since I live in a gardenless place – aka townhouse with no lawn), but knew I wanted at least some herbs in some pots on the balcony. My grandma graciously gave me some old potters a few weeks ago, and they have just been sitting on my balcony with no plant life in them.
So after the race, I asked my mom if we could stop at this one greenhouse we drive by, especially since I knew their herbs were on sale.
$20 later, I had some very nice herbs and a few other things, plus soil to fill those empty potters.
My sister came back to my place and watched me
make a mess plant away, which didn’t take too long, or maybe I just don’t know what I’m doing…hence the ‘first attempt at a green thumb’ title.
I successfully got everything transferred to pots and here is this final look:
Just disregard the pile of soil in the cardboard box. Like I said, my planting was more like ‘scattering soil’ – I think I slightly confused it for confetti.
I hope they survive for at least a month, because I’m about to get into what I actually purchased today.
Ok, so I lied – I didn’t purchase the chives; they’re from my grandma’s garden that she dug up for me yesterday. But, I promise the rest I did purchase…like the basil below.
A hot pepper plant (!!!) and kale (!!!!) – clearly I’m a big fan of both.
And finally, I also got two little plants for inside.
Really interested in seeing how my green thumb is…
QUESTION: How is your green thumb? Or do you have one? AND/OR what is your favourite thing to grow/would want to grow if you had a garden?!