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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Miracle Of Life

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that KeefieboyTM is no gardener. But BetterArf has green fingers an' thumbs an' everything. She has ideas that she might get me interested in agroculture when we get our smallholding atop a remote mountain in Arsendabeyond, EspaƱa. As a prelude to this, she got me a packet of seeds when she was in Andalucia.

Nice.

Apparently if you stick 'em in soil, by some kind of magic they will turn into basil bushes (boom boom). This seems a bit unlikely to me, but a few days ago I got me some compost, threw it in a trough, glugged some water on it and sprinkled the seeds around. There were no signs of life after a few hours. Nothing the next day. By evening, I was a bit dejected, thinking 'my babies are dead'. But yesterday evening I spotted a couple of dozen tiny green leaves. It's a miracle!

My babies!

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8 Comments:

Blogger Mme Cyn said...

Mmmmm. Basil = Pesto. I'll bring the garlic bread. When's dinner? ;^)

4:44 pm  
Blogger nzm said...

I'll bring the olive oil!

You should be at our place in Berlin, Keefie. I've spent the last 2 weeks in the garden, and today I demolished 2 compost bins with lots of luvverly nutritious plant food in them!

11:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! Congrats on the leaves buddy! I'm trying to get hold of you about Discuss Dubai (don't want to appear to spam here so search Google) if you can pop by and contact me via the Contact Us page that'd be great.

3:45 am  
Blogger halfmanhalfbeer said...

Keefie: and how are the little babies doing today?!

9:07 am  
Anonymous Gautam said...

Hehehe

:-)

Got some pictures..??

9:30 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol, do post some pics of your little treasures!

1:16 pm  
Blogger Jin said...

This is just the beginning of the bug! You now have a bunch of fans keeping track of your babies, so don't go abusing them by forgetting to water!

3:16 pm  
Blogger elle said...

I've just sown a packet of Lavender, lets hope I get the same results:)

6:27 pm  

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