Last month I started a few seedling pots of Snapdragon seeds and lilies. And this week, all of them have grown in a way that I didn’t expect. I am happy to see them greener than ever! I think I will need to find bigger pots soon. 😀
A week ago, I started Sunflower and Basil. Again, I bought the seeds from the local flower shop in Filyro and the vendor gave me 6 seedling pots for free! For the past 3 days, I have been observing that the sunflower seedlings are growing so fast. 😀
Unsure if I could grow fresh basil, I planted only 8 seeds in a small recycled plastic pot. The pot used to be a pastry container but I kept it because it looks dainty and I thought, why not use it as a seedling pot? Without holes below, I pinched 3 small holes for water to drain. Now that 2 seeds had sprouted, I think I will plant the remaining seeds next week. 🙂
Why I would love to have basil? Because in Thessaloniki it’s difficult to find them cut and fresh in stores. When I want to make pesto pasta, I had to use dry basil and not fresh ones. The only time you can find fresh basil is when they are sold in open markets or flower shops – while still on their pots. I thought, I should grow my own then, if this is the case. With 0.80€, I can buy a pack of seeds. A small pot of basil is 0.50€. I prefer growing them with my own hands. It gives me the satisfaction that I have tendered and grown something. Don’t you think so? 🙂
Have you grown sunflower and basil before?