Flowers vs Herbs


I live in a flat with small balcony where I put some pots to raise spring onions, basil, lettuces and more. #Vietnamese kitchens always need the above, fresh and in small amounts, and this way I don't have to take a trip to the supermarket for a full packet of salad leaves, only to use just a few and waste the rest.


I was immensely #proud of my herb "garden" until seeing my neighbour's balcony that is! Her pots are currently blooming with a colourful array of flowers that match the Chilean flag; which incidentally her son hung up during the #Football World Cup in #Brazil.


It’s true that my lettuces produce yellow flowers from time to time, and my spring onion flowers also attract bees and butterflies. But alas, it is no comparison to hers I muse, looking out there with envy whilst my own produce gets attacked by insects that seemingly come from nowhere to invade all possible green spaces- or mine anyway!


If you know of any herbs with colourful flowers or any #flowers which are edible, insect-proof, and able to survive without water and sun, let me know, and perhaps I’ll win ‘battle of the balconies’ over the icy winter months- now there’s a thought…

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