attention, we have sprouts.
I planted a bunch of basil seeds in this pot and was feeling pretty sad that nothing was growing. This afternoon, I noticed a big old lump of dirt in the middle that was previously flat. I pushed on the dirt a little bit to see what was going on under there (I really thought there were going to be a bunch of bugs or something there), and found all these sprouts hiding underneath! How awesome! I was starting to think that I had a black thumb after all.
In addition to the mesclun greens that sprouted (you can sorta see the little green sprouts in the background bokeh), this is my little garden! Yay! I feel really accomplished since things are now growing. I guess the big thing now is that I’ll need to thin these basil plants out since I just dumped a whole packet of seeds into the pot because I didn’t know what to do with the other seeds, and I also wasn’t sure how many of the seeds would grow. I guess now I’ll have a better idea and not plant EVERYTHING all at once in a teeny tiny little pot.
Now if only the mint and lettuce would sprout too! I also dug up one of the plots of dirt and planted some perennial wildflowers there, so hopefully in a week or two, there will be a bunch of new sprouts there too to help bring some colour to the backyard. I’m really excited. Such a huge dork.