Saturday, April 11, 2009

I Love the Smell of Dirt.

I've been meaning to do some container gardening for ages and ages now and with the apartment overhaul I've finally been motivated to find a space and some containers to use for planting herbs. I decided to plant from seed, but if these don't grow or I get too impatient I may try again with some plants.

I have fond memories of the little "bean in the paper towel" growth experiment from grade school, and that joy of seeing happy little plants peeking through the soil has never quite left me.

Earlier today I gathered some stones (decorative rock from my mom's front yard) to use as drainage in the silver bins. I am trying herbs--rosemary, sweet basil, sage, cilantro, oregano, and lemon basil--from seed in two different types of containers (an experiment) and I am eager to see how they turn out. I didn't really research to see what can or should be grown next to another herb so that, too, will be a learning experience.

Miss Lucy, my Saturday helper, worked on the signs so I know what the plants are as they are growing. I'm sure once they are fully there I will be able to recognize them and distinguish between sage and rosemary and cilantro, but in the meantime I have cute little laminated signs.


Janet Spaeth said...

Where did you find those cool tins? Love them!

Carm said...

They are from Michael's. I think they are $5.99 each but I often use a 50% off coupon when I shop there and sloooooowly amass the items I want/need.


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