The majority of the herbs I have started up to this point, were getting to the stage of needing more room. I pot them up into newspaper pots that I make from free newspaper. This way, the roots get disturbed as little as possible, because I can just plant the whole pot out in the soil once its safe to do so outside.
I did this March 10, and here is what I potted up:
- 2x Winter Savory
- 2x ‘Midget’ Summer Savory
- 2x Summer Savory
- 2x Greek Oregano
- 2x Sweet Marjoram
- 2x German Winter Thyme
- 2x Anise
And I had one newspaper pot left over in my tray, so I sowed some ‘Black Watchman’ Hollyhocks. I also sowed some of these last year, so as long as they got through the winter (which they should) I should have some beautiful dark hollyhocks. This sowing would likely not bloom until next year, unless I get lucky. I also have some self-seeded hollyhocks. They were those butter-yellow ones that I had 2 years ago, and I’m interested to see what colour they will be this year.
I have a few more little peat pellets of herbs that aren’t quite ready to be potted up, but are growing nicely. They are growing slowly in the kitchen window, which is perfect for me. I don’t want them to be growing like wild yet because they will still be inside for at least 2 more months, possibly 3, depending on what kind of mood Mother Nature is in.
I’ll be sowing some new herbs very soon, and Tomatoes before the end of the month. Still have no idea where I am going to put everything, but I do this to myself every year, and somehow find a home for it all.