Anyways, I was tasked with the lavender cutting for a few days while we were there. Sounds awesome, peaceful, and calming, right? That's what I thought when I eagerly said yes! Well, as much as people love lavender, bees love it even more. So happy are they that they get a little drunk from the lavender nectar, and buzz happily while hanging out in the lavender field. It really was amazing--you could hear that their buzzing was calm and peaceful, not angry or agitated.
Needless to say, we absolutely loved our time working at his farm, and it inspired us to try our hand at growing plants indoors. On our final day, he gave us a few plants to take home.
We spent an hour perusing the options. We knew we wanted organic seeds, and we knew we needed some larger pots, but beyond that anything was fair game.
We then sterilized all of the old pots. I read somewhere that bug larvae and bad bacteria can live in dirty pots, so whenever you are planting something new it is 'best practice' to wash it with hot water and soap. We also gave our new pots a quick rinse to remove any residue on them.
My succulents are the only thing we are keeping from last year. I was able to get 99% of the old dirt off of their roots, so we put them into new pots with new dirt. Did you know that you can grow a new succulent from just one of the leaves?
We then planted the seeds into the little sprouting trays we bought, putting 3-4 seeds in each tray. I filled the trays directly in the empty pots for easier clean up, and then took them out, filled the pots with dirt, and placed the trays on top. We used the spritzer bottle to we the soil for all of them.
You're probably wondering why the last photo is covered in plastic wrap...the only place we could put the trays is right where our heating vent blows. I noticed after a few hours that the soil looked completely dry, and I had already read on the eggplant seed packet that you should cover the seeds until they germinate, so we put the plastic wrap over them to keep in moisture. Not sure how long we are going to leave this on yet, but will keep you posted!