I planted some herb seeds a few weeks ago, and I’ve really enjoyed watching them sprout and grow! They are starting to out-grow their little “greenhouse” container, though, so this weekend’s mission will be to find appropriate (and hopefully inexpensive) containers to transplant them to.
I bought a Jiffy All-in-One greenhouse kit from Fred Meyer, plus seeds for basil, oregano, thyme, and mint.
The little soil pellets expand when you add water to them, and then you just add a couple of seeds to each one! I’m not confident in my ability to keep plants alive, so I put in more seeds than was necessary. Herb seeds are so, so tiny that it was difficult to get just one or two and then I couldn’t tell if they made it into the soil thing! Now some of the little soil things have a few more plants in them than they should… oh well. (Except for one… just ONE of the soil things doesn’t have anything growing in it.)
I chose to do mint, oregano, and thyme because they are all perennials, and basil because I just love it! I planted 2 rows of the basil and just one of the others. If I am able to separate them without killing them, I’ll still have lots of extras of the perennials. Either way I should probably thin out the “weaker” plants… right?
I think I’m exposing my lack of a green-thumb…
I can’t wait for them to grow to the point where I can actually USE them. Maybe I’ll get myself a couple of tomato plants, too, and I can have fresh caprese salad!
Note to Self: Find a house with lots of sun for future gardens. And a yard for goats.