Update on the Instant Garden

img_1180.jpgimg_1219.jpgMy Instant Garden seeds have germinated and tiny little cotyledons (first leaves) are stretching toward the light. I was concerned about how much stretching was going on, so I moved the pot to this precarious post under some florescent lights in my kitchen. The hope is the close light source will allow the plants to develop into hardy, stocky fellows rather than scrawny ones. I made one mistake (well, at least one) in planting the pot, which is that I forgot to note which herbs were planted where. The middle plant is the green pepper. Fortunately, I’ll be able to identify the oregano, basil, and parsley once their true leaves emerge.

2 Replies to “Update on the Instant Garden”

  1. I saw these at Target and was tempted… I’ll see how your potted herb garden works first. Is the pot nice enough to where it could be used again? It looks like it from the images.

  2. Brenda: It’s a very nice strawberry-type pot. It has no holes in the bottom, so I am concerned about drainage. I’ll let you know how it goes.


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