Some of you may be wondering whatever came of my window gardening post a few months back (see here if you have no idea what I'm talking about). Well don't you worry, I didn't slack off. It took me a few weeks but I finally got down to it and planted a few seeds. Pinterest had this really cool idea where you plant seeds in egg cartons so that when they're seedlings, all you have to do is make a few snips in the carton and you can put your seedling directly into the soil, cardboard and all.
And that's when it happened: lesson number one. Lesson number one is not to believe everything you see on Pinterest. Apparently the cardboard absorbs a ton of water so you'd have to be constantly hovering to wet it down with a spray bottle (why not fan it and give it a few grapes while your at it...) and who has that kind of time?
And then there was lesson number two: don't try growing helpless little seedlings with a psychotic cat on the premises. Our darling little angel Fifi thought it would be nice to catapult a few of the egg cartons across the room.
Plant growing lesson number three: just because you sweep up the seeds and dirt all over the floor and slide it back into the egg carton doesn't mean it won't hold a grudge and not grow.
Which brings me to my last and final lesson: just plant the little buggers outside in the first place. They'll be catproof and just might have a chance at making it...
from left to right: cilantro, chives, basil
That's right. Eat your heart out Martha Stewart.
ps. Secret lesson number six: don't plant mint with anything else that you don't want taken over by the plant.... So they say at least... it doesn't look quite so scary here...