Sunday, March 24, 2013


Today, I decided to plant some seeds! This is the first time I've ever planted from seeds, so I'm pretty nervous. I picked out some herbs to plant some together in one big pot, as well as in separate little pots - so that I can give them to my momma and a couple friends. I picked out chives, basil and lavender. So now I just have to wait and see if anything grows!
I also planted some arugula seeds. I bought one of those big trays with the pellets that expand once they're soaked in water - super duper handy. Assuming it works and my arugula actually grows, I mean. If you ever use one of these, pay attention and use warm water, as cold takes forever to make the pellets expand. FOREVER. But now the tray cover is on, and it's getting all greenhouse-y in there, and I'm supposed to leave the cover on until I start to see some seedlings. I'm very excited.

I picked up a couple cheap plants to put into my old fishbowl, because it was just laying around collecting dust. Terrarium, hooray! I actually don't have very high hopes for the terrarium, 'cause the roots were much looser on these two plants than I'm used to, so I'm sure I've mangled it somehow when I was planting them. But who knows. I picked out pretty plants, and I hope they live. I don't even know what they're called - I'm probably the worst gardener ever.

I made cute little flags for all the herb pots so that I can remember which one is which. My main pot is big and separated into three sections, and is also pretty and can sit in my window. I made these up as back-up and extras give to my momma. I'm really hoping that at least some of them grow. Are you seeing the theme? Plant and pray, plant and pray. Please please please, don't die on me, little plants!


  1. We started a greenhouse last year and had the best time working on all the plants! I can hardly wait to start again this year. Best of luck with all of your little guys.

    1. I've been having so much fun! It's an incredibly satisfying feeling, planting a tiny little dead looking seed and having it turn into a plant - all because you took care of it. I'm sure I've jinxed myself now, though.
      What did you plant last year? I'm looking into starting up another tray of something, but I can't decide what. Suggestions are super-duper... =)
      Thanks so much!