"This will be an easy task" , or so I thought. I decided to try to grow basil on my porch. Here in Salalah there are lots of people with plantations growing food and basil is supposed to be very easy to grow.
I attempted to grow some with seeds from a friend's plant. After weeks of trying to grow that nothing happened. Then I attempted to grow it from cuttings. They all died. I thought to myself that it was impossible to grow basil where I lived because we didn't get enough sun on my side of the building.
Today after seeing a blog where people grew plants on their root tops I thought to myself if those people could do it on their roofs, why couldn't I? I had thought of it before but I was too lazy to go to the top of the building and water the plants, or that the plant would get stolen. There are lots of people living in my complex.
I went out to the pot, which from a far looked like nothing was going on. To my surprise I looked in the pot and there were about 10 little basil plants looking straight at me!
So after about 6 weeks this is what I got. I'm quite pleased. I look forward to taking care of it in the upcoming weeks and seeing it grow bigger and give me some delicious basil leaves. Can't wait!
I will update you all on the status of the plant is subsequent entries.