I absolutely love planting this stuff and looking after my little seeds! I replanted an old lavendar plant I had growing in a clay pot so I could use it for planting herbs.
And I also got to fill box #2 with dirt and seeds!
The other day I went by Habitat For Humanity and picked up these two clay pots for $0.50 each. I'm definitely going back another day to scout for some more, because doesn't it seem ridiculous to buy these new when you can get them used for so much cheaper!
I also dug up some herbs (namely oregano and mint) from my inlaw's garden and planted in said pots. I figured I should definitely keep the mint in a small pot and not in my box, since it has a tendence to take over and we don't really use that much mint in cooking. Too bad basil doesn't have the same tendency!
Filling new box with dirt...
... and planting broccoli seedlings! I fully realize I planted these broccoli seedlings way too close. On the little sticker it said to plant them 15 inches apart or something like that, which I took one look at and completely ignored. I bet I will regret this later on when the seedlings don't grow as large and healthy as they would have, if they had more space. I'm a bit overly ambitious with my small boxes - I want to fit as much in them as possible and broccoli seedlings were more of an afterthought, but I figured I would use half my box so I could plant salad in the remaining space. Well, maybe not the best idea as I probably should have given the broccoli the whole box. In other words I need another box!
I planted an Asian salad mix in the second half which apparently you should be able to cut down and use and it should grow back up again! I hope that's the case. Well, that little space isn't going to give me much salad anyway, but the idea is kind of neat.
Love the little broccoli seedlings though! I might have to replant some of them later if they get cramped, which I'm sure they will.
So two boxes planted, and some pots. Now I'm starting to think it would be super fun with large raised beds - you would have so much space! But for now, I'm glad I have my little boxes!