So, you may remember my previous gardening posts (here, here and here), though they were quite a while ago. This is a little update in case you are interested. Our seeds sprouted and were all doing extremely well, until we moved and they got neglected for about a week. When I finally got around to them again, a lot if them were starting to die, so I saved the ones I could and planted a few more. Our plants are now doing pretty well for the most part.
My favorite part is the little herb garden that’s slowly growing more and more as I add seeds here and there. I have recently added a few more seeds to see what happens. Those little babies are just coming up now. I planted the little pods of herbs that survived, into a round pot, which is supplemented with water from a little blue birdy. It mainly just keeps the plants from completely drying out, but I really try to water the plants every day because it’s been pretty hot here.
The parsley in this pot is all from the original batch of seeds we planted; I managed to save them! And now they are huge. I’ve been putting some in my smoothies.
The chives have grown tall, but they’re looking pretty sparse. I kind of realized that maybe I should have planted more seeds in the same pods for the chives. It would be ideal to have a big dense “bush” of chives, so I planted more seeds around the ones I already have and those are sprouting, so we’ll see how that goes…
The basil plants look really healthy but have been growing a bit slower lately, I’m waiting for them to start growing upwards more. And I also have a few coriander sprouts coming up, which I really hope do well so I can use them for green smoothies or homemade hummus.
I also have two lettuce plants, one of which is a mixture of three different kinds. And I have one spinach plant. I will move these over to a larger pot really soon.Getting everything started was suuuper easy compared to what our gardening adventure is bringing us now. Now that our plants have grown quite a bit, they all seem to have different needs. I’ve been doing a lot of research on how to care for each one specifically. i.e. how much water, how much sun, what temperatures to expose them to, do they need to be tied to a support pole?, should I be fertilizing them with anything?, how far apart should they be planted?, etc. This is the website that I have been referring to most, it’s been really helpful because all the different plants are separated with specific information.
I hope this helps anyone else in the same position! Have a great weekend!