Parsley is not one of my favourite herbs. Not as aromatic as some other herbs, and not as tasty as some other herbs, and tends to make me choke if I have bits too big. I was diligent in buying some for a recipe recently, and I was even more diligent in watering it until I could plant it. Before I planted it, I noticed the nutritional benefits printed on the side of the pot - I had no idea how wonderful it was! So I'm making more of an effort to include it in my cooking and salads.
Now, I used to be a fine gardener. My plants grew, I weeded - that's pretty much it, right? But then I stopped being so great about watering, and stuff started dying. Last year, I bought parsley for something, and eventually I planted it in the bit of earth by the fence underneath the clothes line. It died. Earlier this year, I bought parsley for something, and I thought about planting it, but I didn't and it died. No real surprise... So I was hoping to get this lot into some earth and, fingers crossed, keep it growing. Step one complete today.
The basil has been looking a little straggly, but still producing some lovely leaves. I thought it could do with a companion. After various doggy visits, the soil in this pot has started to look a little ... ummm... you know. Dogged. But I discovered the bit of plastic was in fact not buried, and an actual plastic bag. I also removed most of the weeds. So now I have 2 herbs in the pot, with fingers crossed for keeping them alive. This pot gets watered daily, and has the best position for catching sun, so the odds are good.