Now that it's officially spring, we're getting closer to planting outside. I've planted some more seeds inside: more Rosemary, Cauliflower, Red Cabbage, Cumin, Sage, Greek Oregano, Thyme, English Lavender, Pansies, Hidcote Blue Lavender, and Calendula.
I'm starting to think about how to lay out my garden, so we'll talk about that soon.
How are your seedlings coming along? Here's a quick look at what's growing at my house:
Sprouts to eat: Alfalfa and French Garden Mix (Clover, Arugula, Cress, Radish, Fenugreek and Dill).
Calendula, Cumin, and Sage
Cauliflower and Red Cabbage
Rosemary, Thyme, and Greek Oregano
Spinach and Madder
German Chamomile and Lemon Mint
Indigo and Artichokes (there are some empty pots that had been planted with spearmint that didn't germinate).
Pansies and Johnny Jump-Ups
Lavender and Pansies. They are tiny shoots right now, and hard to see in this photo, but they are growing.
Sunflower Sprouts. For eating - once there are two leaves on each plant, I'll snip them off and add them to salads and sandwiches. They are delicious!
If any of your seeds haven't come up, go ahead and try again now! I'll often try to use leftover seeds from the year before, but they don't always have a high rate of germination. If they come up, that's great; I saved some money by not buying new seeds. If they don't come up, I just plant some more.
When I replant, I make sure to read the packet instructions carefully, in case I missed something important the first time. Some seeds need to be soaked before being planted. Some need very warm temperatures to wake them up. I might also do a Google search to see if there's a tip online that isn't on the packet. Feel free to ask if you're having any trouble and I'll do my best to help out!
Hope your seedlings are growing well!