I have never really been that successful at keeping green things alive. Talk to me about little people, yes. Green things, no. But perhaps this is changing. I planted a whole box of basil from seed (with my husband's help...because he's the gardener around here!) earlier this year and it has done beautifully! I am so excited because it is now starting to self-seed. A giant step towards being a successful herb gardener. =) I am thankful for this little box of basil because it is the final piece of my homemade pizza each Thursday night. Each time my boys walk by the box they take a big sniff and declare, "mmm...smells like pizza!!"
Ah...the small joys of a beginner gardener and wannabe chef. =)