In the hopes that I can establish a small herb garden on my balcony (and break the "Curse of the Black Thumb" that I seem to have for plants) I have begun a small "Green Project"
|Day 3 after planting.|
Nasturtium's in the top pot; basil and mint in the bottom
Oh and in case you marvel at how fast those two plants on the bottom are growing - sorry to admit that I got those two from the local market - already slightly grown. The top pot - now that one is my gardening foo at work (from small seeds great things will come... and possibly be named "Audrey" )
Day 15 of the experiment and so far so good... even the current summer heat wave hitting our area hasn't (yet) caused any problems...
Milsupporting update. My Official adoptee - lovely Sgt of the Marines - received the parcel of jerky that I sent earlier in the month. He writes that he shared it with his team :).
There is a Valentine's Day parcel yet to reach him - a box of Old-fashioned V day sweets (according to the Amazon.com sales blurb at least). Not sure if any of those small candy message hearts are enclosed but if they are - hope he's careful! :D
No word lately from the Unofficial Soldier adoptee in A'stan - Message received just after New Years that he loved the Christmas stuff. No word since. I really hope he's okay!
Wish I could adopt another to virtual "hug, and pat and call him George" but have told myself that I must remain at one official only until I have a new job. At least at one I can afford to keep up the level of monthly troop treats and not worry (too much) about my bank balance. Sgt A is deployed until June so I still have some fun things on the list left to send him :)
*Pax is Plotting*