I do not have a green thumb... but there are a few things that I have been able to grow. I have been persistent in my attempts and I think I've mastered two summer essentials: Basil and Tomatoes. The tomatoes are not ready yet (although on of my little grape tomatoes is a light shade of red but not yet ready for picking. So I have to settle for basil right now, but I'm not complaining. The harvest is bountiful and I'm enjoying as much as I can. I LOVE Basil, but I have never made pesto. (Strange... I know.) I think it's about time I try.