Our family is definitely not a DIY family we are much more of a semi-homemade type family. If I can find a kit or shortcut to accomplish some goals I am all for it. We wanted to learn about plants and how they grow so we decided to plant a Chia Herb Garden. This was super easy and we have had fun planting, tending to the herbs and watching the sprouts grow. Soon we will be able to transplant to larger pots to keep our herb garden growing in our kitchen.
The first thing we had to do was get the pots and growing “sponges” ready.
The next step was to choose which seeds we wanted to plant and sprinkle them on top. We used the plant markers to remember what we had planted.
Next we gave the seeds plenty of water and covered them with little plastic bags to create a greenhouse effect. We checked the water every day and made sure they got plenty of sun and eventually the Cilantro and Basil started to sprout. the Parsley took the longest to sprout which was not what we expected.
It has been about 2 weeks and the sprouts are starting to look pretty good. We are going out tomorrow to find some new pots to transplant the herbs too. In hindsight, January is probably not the best month to attempt to start growing herbs, but I think these plants will suffer through. I can’t wait until we have plenty of fresh herbs for our cooking adventures!
- Top 10 Herbs for Your Frugal Garden (frugalrecipes.wordpress.com)
- Tips For Planting A Herb Garden (backyardgardeningtips.com)