Ikea herb kits
I have an addiction, and it’s green things. Hello? Can anyone help me? Does anyone want to help me? No? Ok, I’ll just be on my merry little green-plant-buying way, buying up all the planties I can find!
Yesterday, D and I visited Ikea to eat apple cake. The funny thing is that Ikea shut early, and we happened to get to the Café after they had put up the rope saying it was shut (it shuts an hour earlier than the rest of the store). After a quick debate, we jumped the rope only to have someone tell us that they were indeed shut. Luckily, I used my overly-brazen charisma to convince him that we only wanted to buy apple cake, which was still in the cold case, and would he be a dear and let us? Lo and behold, he was kind enough to get it for us, so we got to eat apple cake while the employees cleaned up the dining area around us.
Afterwards, we had about 40 minutes before the rest of the store shut, so I suggested poking around at the plant section (who didn’t see this coming). While I was debating if a ceramic orange pot would fit around a plastic pot, Darren found these very adorable kits for growing herbs in a little plastic tub. The plastic tubs measure about 9cm or 3.5in in diameter at the top and there are three herb varities: parsley, chives, and basil.
I ended up buying two basils and one chives. At $2.99 each, I could not resist.
The really cool thing is that it comes complete with dirt in the form of a super-compressed dried pellet. You add water and it grows to fill the plastic tub! How amazing! Just sprinkle the seeds from the seed packet on top and then it’s ready to grow.
I don’t know if the thing will grow or not, but it’s really cute!
PS – This is the very first stop-action video I’ve ever made using iMovie, so it’s not very good. Ha. It was fun! I think I’ll try making more in the future.