I bought these little herb pots in December and, now I’m living at a time when home and garden life has become more important, it seems like the ideal time to sow these seeds. I have planted parsley seeds before with mixed success, but if it works, I and the guinea pigs will be very happy!
There are three lovely little china planters sitting on a tray, 10 compost pellets, basil, chive and parsley seeds.
First, I placed the compost pellets in a container and poured 450ml of lukewarm water.
I left it to stand for about 45 minutes. After this time, I mixed the compost.
I then filled each pot two thirds full with the compost and scattered a sparse layer of seeds – parsley, chives and basil – in a pot each. I then covered each pot with a thin layer of compost.
It now takes pride of place on my kitchen window – a warm, well lit area as suggested by the instructions on the box.
According to the instructions, it says ‘keep compost moist at all times ‘ and ‘after a few weeks, harvest with scissors as required ‘.
I haven’t used up all the seeds or compost so I’ll put both in a convenient place and re-seed when ready.
Hopefully I will have some herbs for both myself and the guinea pigs in a few weeks!