Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday Seedlings Update #2

It's Sunday, time to check in on the progress of our kitchen-garden-in-progress! What a difference a week makes. The leek seedlings have really come up, and are beginning to look like a nice patch of grass. About time to thin them, I think, while I still can.


And is this thyme the most adorable thing you've ever seen?? The seeds were ridiculously tiny, and now I can see why. Of course, thyme isn't exactly a giant of the garden or anything, but I still think the scale of these seedlings is remarkable. I keep imagining microscopic fairies wandering through a forest of thyme seedlings... Okay, I have a vivid imagination.

Thyme seedlings

Moving on...

So today we will be planting eggplant and parsley.

Eggplant seeds

Parsley seeds

We have a motley assortment of planting containers today. Eggplant seeds will be planted in a wide variety of reclaimed items from the recycling bin -- this is just to demonstrate that virtually anything can be repurposed into a planting container. Just remember to make holes in the bottom for proper drainage.

Eggplant planters

And the parsley will be planted in cut-up paper towel and toilet paper rolls (with a layer of newspaper in the bottom to keep the soil from spilling out).

Parsley planters

Fill with soil...

Filling with soil

And tuck in the seeds!

Half-baked eggplant

Our weekly recap:

Leeks: planted 2 weeks ago, thriving. Time to thin.
Thyme: planted 1 week ago, already sprouting!
Parsley: planted today, 14-21 days to germination
Eggplant: planted today, 5-10 days to germination

Check back every Sunday for an update on the kitchen garden!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this cheers me no end! Hope for spring...
    Molly (