Happy Monday, friends! It’s a cold and rainy day here in North Carolina so I’m spending my afternoon planting some seeds in my Herb Grow Kits by Bonnie Plants! Come see how cute and easy they are!
The other day when I was at Lowe’s, I stumbled upon these cute little ceramic planter and grow kits. They are by Bonnie Plants and they contain everything you need to plant several different types of herbs. For $9.98 you get a cute ceramic pot with the name on the herb on the side, potting soil (or growing medium as they call it) and the seeds.
Honestly, if they had ALL of the different herbs, I would have been tempted to buy them, just because the pots are so cute. But they only had Basil, Cilantro, Lavender and Mint. I didn’t purchase the Basil, because I already have some in my mini herb garden. (To view my mini herb garden click here: Mini Herb Garden!) And I can use these containers year after year!
Naturally the pots have a drain hole in the bottom. But since I’m growing these indoors, I wanted to try and keep the soil from leaking out every time I water the seeds. (Still, you should place the planter on a dish or small plate in order to protect your surfaces.)
So, I cut a square off to the bottom of the cardboard container and trimmed off all of the sides so it was an octagon shape and fit into the bottom of the pot. The cardboard will still allow the water to drain but at least it will be a slow process and hopefully less messy.
Then, I just added the “growing medium” aka dirt to the ceramic container.
Gently press the seeds into the soil and water. Easy-peasy! For the Cilantro, the seeds will germinate in about 2-3 weeks. You need to keep the soil moist, (not wet) and begin to feed them in about 2 weeks. Thin out the seedlings as they start getting bigger. The Cilantro should be ready to harvest in 35-40 days!
One of the reasons I bought a container for Mint, is that it is SOOOOO invasive if you plant it in your herb garden along with other herbs. So, for mint, a container is best. I planted all three of the grow kits, now I just need to water and wait!
These grow kits also come in small galvanized containers but I prefer the ceramic look. They would even be cute painted white! So, I’ll keep you posted on how they do and if I can even grow herbs from seeds. Tell me, are you planting anything from seedlings this year? Please let me know your secrets! Have a great day! Let’s chat soon, ok? Much love, Dell