Planting Time

What you’re seeing here is the first (and likely only) action shot ever on The Blog.

Fact: When you’re busy taking a picture in the middle of pouring water into your seedling flat, you’re also busy pouring water down the front of your cabinetry.

Blogging mysteries, unveiled.

As I was helter-skelter scattering seed packets into their respective bits of earth, I realized that over the winter I actually missed le jardin.

Despite my best efforts at procrastinating, as of Sunday it is planted.

The first year that we planted Le Jardin, I didn’t really think to label it properly.  I just figured that the cilantro, basil, tarragon, parsley and oregano would start to differentiate themselves.  Which they did.

This year?  My choice of plants is not-so-different as that first planting.  So this go-round, I decided to label them from the beginning.

What we’re doing: Genovese Basil, Lettuce Leaf Basil, Purple Basil, Sage.

Apparently Sage is like the Panda of the plant-world.  Whereas my Basil will only take 5-10 days to germinate, Sage apparently takes 10-20.


I planted 18 pellets of each plant (there are 72 in the kit), hoping that I would get four strong plants of each kind.

The rest of the survivors?  Mother’s Day gifts.  Obviously.

What have you planted this spring?

Flowers-wise, what goes well in full-sun planters?

I’m still going to have a few extra planters leftover and the deck could always use more beauty!


7 responses to “Planting Time

  1. veggies for me this year at the gard-ann. I have NO IDEA how it’ll turn out…. i also will be planting the “shady wildflower mix” i found at mills fleet farm last weekend. cannot wait!!

  2. I can’t wait for “Survivor-Le Jardin”.

  3. so fun! i have tried to plant green peppers before because i love them and they are getting so dang expensive…but they turned out so tiny…it was slightly comical 😉 planting spices like basil is such a great idea! i use lots of spices so it could be fun to have some fresh grown ones 🙂

  4. Planting herb seeds makes me so happy. Is it still warm there? Loving the sprouting of new life.

  5. Good thing I didn’t plant last week when I was itching to since our summer-like weather turned into frosty nights in the blink of the eye. Like you, I do herbs.

    This is a little random, but I’ve heard that certain types of blueberry bushes do well in sunny containers. I did strawberry plants in a container last year and they were super yummy. Not exactly a flower, but colorful. 🙂

  6. Hooray for the return of Le Jardin! I’ll be honest–my attempts at seed starting have been abysmal upon transplantation, so I buy seedlings from the food co-op that are grown by farmers that actually know what they are doing. (unlike me)

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