Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 8: New Member in the Family

I have been wanting a mint plant for ages now but the previous apartment was too closed for plants and had no sunny space where a mint plant could thrive. Now that we've moved, there's an entire corridor with moderate sunlight for my plants to enjoy!

I spent the morning repotting my handful of plants and sowed basil and green chillies. Hopefully they will sprout soon and make an appearance here.

17 comments:

  1. I love mint in anything especially chocolates :) You have a herb garden?

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  2. I don't have one yet, mainly because there' no space for a garden as such. But I do have a curry leaves plant and now mint. Hopefully the chillies and basil will grown soon and form a mini garden for me :)

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  3. I've got to get me some herb plants. All we have is the curryleaf plant.

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  4. Watch out for that mint, it will overtake everything in its path , such a resilient little plant. After we started growing it and saw first hand how industrious it is no matter how badly you treat it, i keep wondering how the grocery stores here can get away with charging $$ for little samples of it.

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  5. Sig, its such a lovely feeling to use mint from your garden in your dishes :)

    Ann, I was wondering the exact same thing as you!! My mom was saying I should keep plucking the top leaves out to let it grow out more. I feel like I will have more than I can use in about a month or so. But this pot is small and I don't intend to repot it any time soon, so maybe it won't go too crazy on me :)

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  6. Can you smuggle out that Curry Leaf plant to USA?

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  7. I wish I could! But hey, Sig is in Seattle and has a plant, so you can't get one in SF?

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  8. Lovely mint plant. I have one and I love to munch on a couple of days once in a while. Nice click Nags.

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  9. Beautiful. Just like her mom! LOL!

    Mint does grown crazy - but somehow mine has just stayed in its corner. Everytime I pluck out and use, it comes back in about a weeks time. Love the flavor of fresh backyard mint!

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  10. That's super good news Anu :)

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  11. It will be great to find out from you food bloggers about how I can use more fresh mint from my home plant! I can't think of anything apart from adding it to a coriander chutney or adding a few leaves to a jar of water for some nice flavour!

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  12. Since SG has summer through the year, we can add it to freshly squeezed lime juice too. I also make a pulao with it and it will come very handy when I need something green to accessorize my food photos :D

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  13. very nice pic! Mint leaves have several health benefits. My next door neighbours drink mint tea 3 times a day. Good luck with your mini herb garden.

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  14. What a coincidence, I made mint stuffed parathas last time and was thinking of the luxury of having my own mint plant. :-)

    Good luck with that Nags and May the plant thrive leaps & bounds in your sunny balcony.

    Siri

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  15. Siri, mint parathas sound awesome! thanks for the idea :)

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