|The future garden grows in a window with the help of a grow light. The spray bottle is full of composted manure tea, which is all I’m watering the seedlings with.|
So far, I’ve sowed evergreen bunching onions, a variety of kale, basil and vining nasturtiums. I intend to plant seeds as well as the transplants of the onions and kale to extend the harvest. This is the first time I’ve grown basil from seeds, but I’ve had limited success with the small plants I buy in nurseries. Talking to fellow gardeners, it seems like the people who have those enormous basil harvests are the ones who grow from seed, so I’m giving it a shot. If it all fails, I can always go back to buying the plants.
|Evergreen bunching onions|
Of course, now I’m really into this seed growing thing. It’s fun to have something to baby a bit and it’s really quite remarkable how much they grow over the course of a day. I think when they get larger, I’ll pot them up into 3- or 4-inch pots and continue growing them until it’s time to harden them off and then I’ll start some more seeds. I’d like to start a few different varieties of nasturtiums (you know I can’t get enough of them) and zinnias, and maybe even more kale.