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I know, I complain about winter every year, but let’s be honest: it has few redeeming qualities. I worried that being stuck in the house with a newborn would be depressing this winter; thankfully, I’ve actually been quite active and upbeat. However, the dreary days and long nights always have me dreaming of short sleeves and sunny skies. And despite being a brown thumb, somewhere around January I always imagine all the green things I would like to try my hand at keeping alive the next season. And if I get an early start on the vegetation, even better. I can brown-thumb my nose at winter’s last dregs and scoff in defiance at the cold.

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Well, the good news is that my last basil plant didn’t technically die like the first one. The bad news is that it just never grew once I brought it home and repotted it. I put it in a nice, sunny window and watered it carefully, but I didn’t see any new growth whatsoever after about a month. In my ever-continuing quest to be successful at growing a kitchen herb garden, I decided to try a new approach with a third plant and see if I could finally achieve some basil success.

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