Make My Garden Grow

I have never had a green thumb. Gardening wasn’t much of a pastime. . . um. . . ever.

Last summer I attempted to grow basil and tomatoes. The basil did ok. The tomatoes were an epic fail; never producing more than the fruit already budding when I purchased it.

I realized that, while the backyard faces south, the GIGANTIC tree sitting in the corner blocks all.of.the.light. Wonderful for shade. Not so awesome for growing things.

Undeterred, I am on a mission to make something grow. Currently contemplating a little rooftop garden but it’s too early to tell whether or not that’s a feasible idea.

In the meantime, I decided to start some seeds.

To be completely honest, the only thing I ever remember growing from a seed was grass in a little plastic cup as a kid. Completely unchartered territory for me. But I want to grow something, darnit!

Decided to start with herbs. Yum.

In the middle of March, I went to get my supplies. Planted a flat of herbs on March 17. One week later, things looked like this –

march 25 whole tray

One week later – BAM!!!

april 1 whole tray

Things are a GROWING!!!

When I first took the clear plastic humidifier thing off, I noticed some white fuzzy fungus growing in several of the little boxes.
march 25 chives april 1 chives
A sprinkle of cinnamon on everything and taking off the plastic lid so things could dry out seemed to kill most of it.

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On the menu {from left to right OR bottom to top, depending on your perspective}:

  • Summer Long Basil
  • Red Rubin Basil
  • Lemon Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Chives
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

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Makes me think of this song –

We’ll check in with it next Friday.

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3 Responses to Make My Garden Grow

  1. Mike Rivard says:

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  2. stephanie says:

    impressive!! i want onnnneeee-!!

  3. I’m so jealous! I think I have a black thumb. When I start plants this way, they always get moldy…even when I withhold water. I will live vicariously through your garden!

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