My lean, green windowsill box

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This is a ham and tomato toastie from a nearby cafĂ©. See that green stuff in there? That’s basil from my office garden, baby!

The basil plant is really healthy, loving all the used tea leaves and day-old tea tipped in the following morning.

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Hmm, been meaning to tell you about my windowsill office garden planter box thingy for ages. So long that I don’t have any recent photos. Older ones will have to do for now.

Pictured above are coriander sprouts and apple mint. Both plants are pretty adolescent now, lean and green. It’s getting kind of crowded down that end, and smelling faintly of Thai food, especially after a pruning.

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This is the basil, quite young but getting bushy. It’s three times that height today – or, it was before I cut and ate some. That stick with two leaves is no longer around; remnants of a chilli plant that didn’t survive an aphid attack and my careless handling.

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This is parsley. I may have shared this picture before. The variety is called Giant of Italy.

I’m at a west facing window, which means lots of afternoon sun. Climate control is roughly 24 degrees Celsius, which is a very decent temperature for growing plants.

My eyes are recovering more quickly lately. I was beginning to dismay, but I’ve had a lot of positive support from friends who say their eyes are better than perfect. In the last week,I’ve noticed an unusually fast improvement in healing. Night vision still gradual. Still, onward with the eyedrops. Let’s see if we can hit a perfect score on the post-op sight test next week.