Guys, it is getting scary. I’m becoming more and more domesticated by the day. This time I’m growing herbs. I have basil, parsley, oregano and chives growing.
It all started back in February after I moved back to Yellowknife and couldn’t find any Tarragon in the grocery store. Actually I couldn’t find much, the section for fresh herds and spice was minimal at best. Just the basic herbs could be found, for a cost.
I was kind of annoyed about the stock each store had. Yes, I realize where we live but I don’t see fresh herbs any different from many fruits or vegetables. I suppose the demand just isn’t there for the herbs so they are not brought it regularly.
My conclusion to this predicament was to grow my own. I went to the local Canadian Tire found a planter tray and seeds of various herbs. I actually couldn’t find the some of the seeds I really wanted – tarragon – but got the common ones.
That afternoon in February I planted those seeds into the tray, watered them and let them sit in a warm place.
Over time I would check on them, water them and move them around the house into the warm places. Sometimes they would be in the basement of the house by the woodstove or during the day on a window with sunlight beating down.
Eventually they needed to be moved in to proper planters so they could continue grow and flourish. The extend hours of light a day also seemed to help.
This is the first time I have ever done something like this so I wasn’t without help from an experienced green thumb. I started to notice certain aspects of the process. As the herbs grow they take in more and more water, obviously. As well they need more room to grow so transplanting them was a must.
As for as I’m aware all of my herbs are growing normally and successfully so I’m not sure what I could do differently. I planted more seeds this and will see how the addition of more sunlight affects them. Wish me luck.