Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Starting Herbs from Seed

 Did you know most herb seeds need soaked anywhere from 6-48 hrs prior to planting?
I had no idea, normally I just purchase potted herbs from the farmers market, but I was feeling ambitious this year.
 The seeds were so pretty floating in the water.
The basil seeds got this strange protective gel shell after soaking, like Chia seeds.  So far cilantro, mustard, dill, savory, thyme, and basil are all popping up from the soil.  The parsley and chives haven't made an appearance yet.  I blame that on the squirrels.  They kept digging in the garden looking for buried nuts!

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