This year I decided I would try to grow some veggies, herbs + flowers from seeds. So far I have: carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, basil, cilantro, parsley, thyme, lavender, pink + green zinnias, morning glorys, and a bunch of other flowers. I started in May. I saved empty toilet rolls so I could use them to start my little seedlings. (They worked out perfectly.) I cut the rolls in half and then filled them with soil for seedlings, watered them and put them in my basement under a grow light. And then prayed :)
I am happy to report that I have had great success with the seeds. For awhile, it was touch and go... when 10 days had past and nothing had started to grow, I got a little worried. But then... around days 14-15 little plants started to emerge :) Patience. Not my strongest trait :)
Originally I was going to create a new veggie patch in my backyard but my schedule just hasn't allowed it. So I am going to plant everything in my existing garden. I have plenty of places I can put the flowers and the herbs. It's the veggies that I might have to figure something out for. I think the carrots are a bit overcrowed... so who knows if they will actually grow but hey, I'm learning :) I'll take some photos to show you how they look in a few weeks once they are in their beds.
Shona over at LaLa dex press has started her first garden in her new beautiful home.
Are you growing anything fun?