Over the years I have learned to grow most anything from a seedling transplant. However, seedlings can get expensive when you grow as much as we do.
A couple of years ago I tried growing a bunch of seeds. That didn't work, so back to the seedlings I went. We spent a lot of money on the garden this year, and tried to buy as many seeds as possible.
Most of the seeds that my husband sowed directly into the garden did okay. But my herb seeds I tried to grow on the kitchen counter didn't fare as well. Very few sprouted, and those that did just laid down and died after a couple of days. You probably can't see it very well in the picture, but those are little sprouts that are laying dead on their sides.
I don't understand, and it's very frustrating. We want to save our seed from all our heirloom plants this year, but it's not going to do any good if I can't figure out how to grow them! Here's some thoughts I had on things to change when I try to grow them next time.
- Use a mister to water them instead of just the sprayer thingy that comes with my kitchen facet.
- Use a plant light, even though my kitchen window gets a lot of sun.
- Plant the seeds a little deeper.
- Water every day instead of every other day.
Any ideas on what I am doing wrong would be greatly appreciated!