Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
Starting a herb garden is easy and fun! Whether you're a beginner or a master gardener, this kit includes everything needed to create that perfect herb garden. This unique windowsill kit will take your recipes to the next level, a chef's dream. Everything from the pre-labeled pots to the seed, we have thought of everything so you don't have to! Just add water!
Bonus** We've included in color, with illustrations, a 28-page growing guide, that is filled with recipes, seed saving, FAQ's and tips.
Our Non-GMO Culinary Herb seeds include:
Our AMAZING kit includes:
10 coconut coir pots (pre-labeled)
10 coconut coir soil disks
2 pre-molded raised trays for optimal water drainage. The trays with planters measure 20 ½" long x 4 ½" wide x 5 ¼" height.
It's been 2 weeks and most of the pots have sprouted herbs.
The one I want to love, with a fatal flaw
Its not trick photography, those pots are large. At 3x the volume of those grocery store windowsill gardens the package will be bigger than expected and makes a strong first impression. The pots are nice, formed from strips of coconut fiber they feel sturdy but degradable. The documentation is clear that they are not expected to stand up through multiple plantings so if the plants outgrow your window and you have space they could be direct buried in a garden. The trays are sturdy enough to move the plants carefully. Our package arrived missing 2 of the coir disks
The fatal flaw from the title is with the coconut coir. Coir is an inert medium, it is used in hydroponics because it has little to no effect on pH and nutrients. Knowing this I tried the first round of planting with just water to see, maybe it had enough to start or was laced with nutrients. As expected the seeds sprouted and grew to 1.5" tall then fell over dead 3 days later. The planting instructions suggest that compost tea can be used to improve growth of adult plants but I suspect it will by necessary for any success. I have started a test run watering with nutrient solution to verify that, five days out the sprouts are looking good. Perhaps if others have the similar experience they will include some compost tea or nutrient mix in a later revision.