Indoor Herbs – Trial and Error

We’re trying our hands at starting our herb seeds indoors – some will be transplanted to containers on the deck, others may stay inside and make my dining room smell nice. Last weekend, Dave and I spent some time staying warm and planting some herbs to sit in our sunny windowsill.

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Herbs in an egg-carton: Using the seed packets for spacing and planting depths, we filled our carton with soil and used each “egg-receptacle” as a space for different herbs. We should be able to cut these apart and plant them right into the soil as is – the carton should be quick to compost. Here you see lemon balm, thyme, thai and regular basil.

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“P” for peppermint – in cut-up toilet paper and paper towel rolls!

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More trial and error – let’s see if rosemary will grow in the bottom of this old pop bottle!

One week later, this is what’s happening. Frankly, I’m surprised we have anything – we keep our house at a cool 16 Celsius while we’re at work during the day.

Little, lovely sprouts.

Little, lovely sprouts.

I CAN’T BELIEVE THINGS ARE GROWING! I am euphoric!

If some don’t grow, or transplant badly, I’ll sow some more seeds outdoors or in containers on the back deck and see how they do there. Trial and error!

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