Left with little more than empty stems, I re-potted with fennel seeds. Let's see if I can grow those in a pot. I'm on the verge of spending time perusing online seed catalogs. I'm thinking of what will be grown next. This is something I've really missed. In my old digs, I had a balcony that I lovingly called 'the Jungle' because I had so many plants growing. It was a little piece of heaven sitting out there with my bougainvillea, spider plants, basil, hibiscus, geraniums, and palm trees. What I wouldn't do for my own backyard!
The caterpillars may have gotten the best of me and my arugula, but I was able to gather some microgreens this morning. (You know I'll be keeping my eye on those plants now!) I grilled a chicken breast this afternoon, made a bright parsley pesto with feta, almonds, Parmesan and a little lemon zest and threw it together with red bell pepper and green onions to make a quick chicken salad. Stuffed into a pita and topped with those microgreens...I am happy with my bounty.
|Before the caterpillar colony invaded|