Last Sunday was one of the most perfect days this Gardenerd has ever had. Why, you ask? Simply put, I transplanted. I took cuttings (some with roots, some without) from my community garden plot and brought them home to my back yard and transplanted them. This is the start of something big – an herb garden that is steps away from my kitchen instead of a 10 minute drive. Here’s what I brought home:
and another, more edible sage.
A few of the plants need to establish roots, so they are sitting in a vase of water to get a head start until I can locate some rooting hormone. Others were ready to be directly planted. Still to come are some annuals such as large-leaf basil, thyme and parsley (which is a biennial – it lasts two years before going to seed under ideal conditions). I usually grow annuals from seed, but in the interest of time and impatience, I may go straight to the nursery this weekend to fill in the spaces. It’s all so very exciting.
If you are planning an herb garden you may want to check out my favorite seed website for their collections of transplants.
Seeds of Change Seedlings – Careful, this is a “drool factor 5” web page that contains more than just herbs. If you haven’t gotten a head start on your tomato seedlings, they offer a terrific variety of organic plants that are ready to go.
Speaking of tomatoes… Is it considered bragging to say that the first sign of red appeared on one of my Stupice tomatoes today? Let’s just say that I’m nearly hanging over the cage with a knife and fork already.
What’s growin’ on in your garden these days? Share your spring experiences here.