I am joking about my green thumb. An archaeologist by trade, I really do prefer dead things. That said, I purchased a palm tree for my apartment for two reasons: 1- Every girl from Cali should have a reminder of home and 2- my apartment really needed a change from its burnt orange color scheme. That was back in the beginning of August and my dad still calls me to see if I have killed it yet!
Well, not only is my palm tree doing quite well thank you! but the basil that I stuck in a vase about a week and a half ago has started to sprout roots like it was supposed to. I read about how to keep basil fresh on several blogs, Mental Masala being just one (sorry I dont remember who you other worthy mentions are). I figured I would give it a shot. Worst case scenario I have a bag-topped vase of basil on my counter for a week; no biggie.
Fortunately for both me and my basil, one of the stalks of basil in my little $2 Target bud vase has sprouted roots. HE WANTS TO LIVE!!!
Now, if someone has a more attractive way of keeping the leaves warm other than the plastic baggie, please wont you just drop me a line. :)