Brown Thumb Herb Garden: Week Two

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Harvey guards the herbs. They still look great, which is good, but maybe it’s too soon to tell? My oxalis looks better now that I’ve re-positioned it so that it has to perk up to reach the sun! Slowly but surely it is looking more vertical than horizontal. I’ve been watering them every 2-3 days, and not a whole lot each time, just enough to moisten the dry spots. I’m not sure this is perfect plant parenting but it seems to be working so far!

Brown Thumb Herb Garden

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transplanted herbs

My new container herb garden!

I have a notoriously brown thumb! I have killed even the hardiest of plants. But – I am turning over a new leaf! (Puntastic… I know…) I’m told that container gardening, especially for herbs is plenty easy. And my new apartment has this nifty greenhouse-like area in it so… no more excuses! I transplanted these guys today and will keep you posted on the outcome! For now, they smell and look great!

Here’s what I did:

I bought rosemary, thyme, sage, basil and parsley (not pictured) in biodegradable pots. I soaked each pot in water for a few minutes and filled each container 1/3 full with Miracle Gro Organic Potting Soil. I set each herb in a ceramic, draining pot and filled around the biodegradable container with potting soil. Packed down the potting soil and lightly covered the top of the plant. Then I placed them in a window and admired them!

Had I not been SO excited, I would have done some online research on transplanting herbs in biodegradable pots, but c’est la vie!