A while back I had started some herbs from seed in little grow pots. When the plants were big enough I transplanted them into seven large pots and set them on my windowsills. At which point they all keeled over and died.
Because I have a stubborn streak and do not give up easily, I replanted the herbs directly into the large pots. I watered the seeds in and set the pots back on the windowsills. And lo and behold, I have seven pots, each with green, growing plants. Two pots of parsley. One each of thyme, basil, sage, cilantro and oregano. The oregano is slow to sprout, but this morning I found half a dozen tiny plants poking through the soil. That counts, doesn't it?
Every third day I give each pot a drink of a pint of water. They seem to be thriving on that. And I stuck up a sign where I will see it every day that says, "Don't murder them. Water them."
Now if I can just keep them alive.....
Apr 25 17
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