As I have mentioned before , I do not have a green thumb (read more about it here)! However, last summer I planted herbs (to see last summer’s herb planters, click here) that, I am happy to report, survived the Summer! Some have even lived through the Winter.
Feeling a sense of accomplishment, I thought I would try some seeds. It is early still, so keep my little plants in your prayers, but so far, so good. The dill was the first to sprout. Then yesterday, I saw the earliest start to the basil. By the end of the day, it almost touched the top of the cover. This morning, it was touching.
A few hours ago, I saw that the cilantro was starting to come through the soil, as well as the broccoli. I am so excited! I can’t believe how fast they sprout and how quickly they grow. Maybe it is the Jiffy pellets or the Jiffy containers, but I now want to plant more seeds.
The great thing about using seeds is that I can keep a steady supply of young plants to replace old ones. Cilantro only lasts a small part of the summer. I can always have some seeds started so that I never run out. The same goes for dill.
Instead of putting a floral arrangement in the middle of my kitchen island, I have put my seed packets and growing trays. It makes it easy to keep an eye on the growth, and it looks nice!
I have started small because I really wasn’t sure it would work. If I can get them to the outdoor planting stage, then I might plan for more seeds for next summer.
All I know is that if I can do it, then ANYBODY can do it! There is still time to plant some seeds!