Herb Garden

This time of year makes me want to get my hands dirty.


I bought this kit last year, half price, but never got around to opening it, much less planting.


I have never had good luck with planting herbs.

So, we’ll see how this planting adventure goes.


They’ve always turned out spindly. Never filled out. And died quickly. Or never sprouted to begin with.

But I didn’t try planting them indores. Always outside in the garden.

And who knows, maybe I thought they were a weed and pulled them out.


After unboxing everything…

First you put these round compressed potting soil discs in a bucket and add water.


Then you let them sit and soak up the water.


And while they are soaking, you get everything else prepared.

Clay pots that came with the kit…


Seeds and markers…


I added the amount of water specified in the directions and it wasn’t enough, so I added more.

It actually took twice the amount of water as directed.

Then fluff it with a fork.


And I have herbs planted.


Cilantro, thyme, chives, curled parsley and sweet basil.

One of the suggestions in the directions was not to over water the seeds. It could cause the seeds to rot.

They suggested spraying them with water, as opposed to actual watering.

And let me tell you, it works well.

I don’t actually use all these herbs while cooking.

No better time than the present to learn to use them in something.

Now I have to go find recipes that use these fresh herbs.

Any suggestions?