I was out shopping at DIY stores with a friend and we were looking at the copious amounts of seeds available now that Winter (the month where everything gets turned to ice) was gone. I thought I would start my gardening adventure from the beginning - with seeds! I read lots of websites about growing "this type of seed and that type of seed" so once I finished a few tubs of yoghurt (to use the containers for seedling pots) I set about planting my new little babies.
I started with one packet first just to test the waters. After a couple of days to my surprise and excitement, my little lavender seeds were germinating. Success! I religiously watered my 'babies' for about two weeks and decided that I was ready to plant the other three seed packets that I bought. Slowly, but surely they started to germinate. I was rather excited at the prospect of mothering these little green babies. So a few weeks on, I'm a little lost as to when I need to transfer them to a larger pot. I don't want to be too rough when replanting them and I don't know whether outside will be too rugged for my fragile babies. So I'm just watering them and watching them until I'm ready to take the plunge.
I think somewhere along the line I was supposed to 'pick out' a few seedlings that I wanted to survive and turf the rest in order to give room for my chosen few to flourish. But I wasn't sure how many to take or how much room I was supposed to give the remaining ones so I think the rosemary got a tad overcrowded.
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If any of you have a much greener thumb than I, please leave a comment with some advice for my green babies. It would be much appreciated!