Lazy with the seedlings…

So what they say is true. Starting plants from seed is hard!! Even with the fancy heating mat.  While some began to come up quickly, others did not.  I think with so many different kinds of seeds on the mat it was just impossible to give every little plant what they wanted.  So we caved and bought seedlings.  Because we were fairly early in the season, the farmstands had almost everything we wanted: basil, mint, oregano, lavender, rosemary, thyme, lemon thyme, purple sage, bee balm, winter and summer savory, lemongrass. Most came from Wilson Farm and some from Verrill Farm.


I didn’t find any shiso or hyssop at the farms, so I redoubled my efforts on the heating mat, but focused only on those two.  It worked! Here they are having just been moved to slightly bigger pots (and still under the fluorescent lamp – which was a normal house lamp with a fluorescent bulb in it).



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