Monday, February 6, 2012

Instant Gratification

I planted some Basil seeds last week to specifically grow indoors for winter harvesting and they've already sprouted! In just 4 days! I chose a compact variety that (I'm hoping) will do well in a pot on my growing stand, and as you can see, the seeds came from Renee's. This is my second year of ordering several types of seed from them, last year I didn't know what I was doing and I still had great success. 

By the way, Basil comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors, and is a fantastic pollinator friendly plant. It was a pleasure to watch (and eat) as it bloomed all summer and was a favorite of the tiniest of bees and flies. Once the sun went down, the moths were drawn to the white flowers like magnets.

There's nothing quite like the excitement I get from seeing those little green specks pushing through the soil. I know it's just silly little Basil, but it's so much fun.

I can't quite find a word for it...but it just makes me happy.


  1. OOOOOOh, you so fancy with your macro lens, shallow depth of field, and arty ground level angle;)

  2. I think they're cute too! Those first little leaves, with their rounded baby faces .... Congratulations.

  3. Delightful to see those baby seedlings, and Renee's wonderful seeds!
    I've some wild arugula I keep meaning to plant. Maybe you've given me the idea to jump-start the process...
    aka Alice's Garden Travel Buzz

  4. Thanks Ellen and Alice! Mmmm, I love Arugula! I really want to try growing some this year.