Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Herb Seedlings

My herb seeds sprouted incredibly quickly! I only planted them about 10 days ago and already every variety has sprouted and all of them even quicker than the minimum time given on the packages. This was a great set of seeds!





Purple Basil


  1. I can't believe this is all with basement lights. I thought for sure you had a greenhouse with those last orchid shots. So what are you going to do with all these little herbs?

  2. Probably for my plot in the community garden, some will stay home, and give a few away. I only planted about 1/5 of the seeds in each pack (and even that's too much) so I still have a bunch more to start! Maybe every few months so I can have fresh herbs all year.

  3. Cilantro seedlings are awesome as a fresh garnish to black bean soup, or anything else, really, and a lot of the other ones do grow pretty well indoors.

    I could never get them to grow beyond the seedling stage in my apartment, anyway, so...!

    By the way, I have herb seedlings popping up, too! My previous failures were likely because of a combination between too little bottom hit, too little light, too much moisture variation, and poor seed quality. Rough environment for a baby plant, eh?

  4. Yes very rough. I've done that with a tonne of different seeds. When you're working from home it's much easier to keep an eye on them.

  5. Hey, nice blog. I'm currently trying to get some Thai basil to root in a glass of water. It's my only potentially-edible project at the moment...

  6. Thanks! Never tried to root basil before. Hope it works out!

  7. Hi great pictures i planted my herbs in a container and i have several thyme and oregano seedlings in just 3 days, My question when did your herbs get their first true leaves

    1. Quite quickly actually. Most species had seed leaves then the second set were true. It only took a few days.


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