Sunday, February 7, 2010

Operation: Germination

Day 28: PLANT AN HERB KIT

A few weeks ago one of my challenges was to buy a plant and keep it alive. And I’m proud to say that, despite my Black Thumb, the 2 plants I lovingly brought into my home (Sparky and Spiky) are thriving.

Today I’m going to take that challenge one step further by actually planting something. That means soil and seeds, as opposed to simply placing an already living plant inside a pretty new pot. For me, the most logical plants to grow are herbs since I cook so much (and for some reason, the commissary NEVER has fresh basil).

I don't think I've planted anything since I was a kid.  Kids love to plant things don't they?  Maybe I'll employ the help of my own kids.  I need all the help I can get!  Now let's get dirty!



I am now the proud mama of 5 herb plants: Basil, Parsley, Cilantro, Chives, and Thyme. According to the herb kit, they should germinate in the next 10-15 days. Can’t wait to see them start to sprout!


The best part about this project was getting the kids involved. I had no idea that Big C would have been so interested in planting herbs. And even Little C’s little hands helped transfer the soil into the pots as she squealed with delight. (Although that could be attributed to the fact that I was actually encouraging her to get her hands dirty instead of scolding her for it.)


MY NEW BABIES

My husband asked me if I labeled them in any way so I knew which herb was in which pot.  Oops!!  Of course if they grow as they should, there's no need for labels.  Now grow little herbs grow!

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