So I looked through my seed inventory and started curled parsley, oregano, purple basil, sweet basil, and lemon balm. I'd never heard of lemon balm before, but it's supposed to make a delicious tea so I was naturally intrigued.
|Here you can only see the basil sprouts (second row from the bottom). The zucchini and lettuce went on to more exciting (and deadly for them) adventures. See the little master grid on the top? I had to keep track of all the seedlings!|
|Here's the teacup pot with a mini clay pot, and the rosemary start. See how sad it was to be transplanted? It shed quite a few needles before it adjusted.|
(Left) One month after planting. Rosemary has completely taken over the pot, even after I've trimmed it. Sweet basil flourishing, purple basil trying to keep up but not going as great. Oregano growing slowly but steadily on the sides, and lemon balm in the middle with a slow start. (Right): Update from early September: rosemary and basil continue to pull ahead, but the parsley is refreshingly useful in many recipes, I'll have to continue to plant some every year. Lemon balm (in the center pot) with ~10 leaves, I can't wait until I get some tea out of it!
Who knew such wonderful things could come out of a teacup?