|Sprouted thyme, February 2, 2002|
The Race to Sprout winner is......
Just 4 days after planting, this is what the terra-cotta pot looked like.
I opened the plastic bag to let air circulate and prevent "damping off" and put it back on top of the refrigerator with it's herbal sisters (Parsley, Sage, and Rosemary) so that it could bask in warmth for a bit longer.
Yesterday, Jim advised that if sprouts are kept too warm they grow too fast and become weak and leggy. The plants had already more than doubled in height, so I moved their home from its cozy environment to a cooler, yet sunnier, spot on the kitchen table. It has the huge picture window with a view of the Gibson Outback to look at as a goal to move to come warmer weather.
For now, it simply warms my spirit to have helped bring the seeds to life, and to imagine the yummy food that this humble pot of thyme will enhance.
Yesterday, one sprig of Rosemary made an appearance. I followed the same procedure as I did with the thyme...opened the plastic bag that covered the pot to let air circulate, yet put it back in hibernation on top of the fridge to let it incubate for a bit longer until it gets a good foothold in the soil.
Have you started any seeds yet, 'just for fun'? Are they growing?
Marcheta * Y:)M