I got set up on the back deck with my supplies. I didn’t buy special seed-starting mix, so I used my Miracle-Gro potting soil instead. If the mutant lavender plants from our old house were anything to go by, my cherry tomatoes will be beefsteaks and my big tomatoes will be watermelons.
The seeds were tiny. Very tiny. These are the sage seeds, and they were the biggest of the bunch.
The instructions had me water the soil first, make dimples in the soil with a pencil, and put one or two seeds in each dimple, then cover them with a quarter-inch of soil. This worked well for the sage, basil, and chive seeds, but the oregano seeds were like grains of sand, so I sprinkled a little into each dimple and we’ll see how many I get. The wind blew some of them out of my hand, so I may find oregano growing between the bricks by the deck.
I ran out of spaces in my “greenhouse” so I ended up using an egg carton for the big tomatoes after all. I punched holes in the bottom of each cup for drainage, and then planted the seeds exactly like the others. Note my beautiful labeling.
Once everyone was all planted and comfy, I brought them inside to the sun room. I’m not sure I can leave them there because it may get too cold for them at night, but for now it was the sunniest and warmest place in the house. I wrapped foil around the bottom of the egg carton to keep the water in, and covered it with plastic wrap to keep moisture in. Ghetto greenhouse!