My husband has always had a knack for gardening, and my mum’s always had some type of plant, herb or veggie growing in our backyard (or balcony), so when Tim and I walked past a nursery in Sorento, Italy, we decided it would be fun to buy some seeds to plant in our new home.
We bought basil, oregano, chilli and tomatoes to start and decided to buy the rest in Australia.
After a trip to Bunnings and no research whatsoever, we came home with some seed raising soil, a hand shovel and some cardboard-type seedling planters. The idea is that you water them each time the cardboard dries out. Sounded simple enough!
Last Monday (5/10/16), we labelled each mini pot, and buried our little seeds in their new home based on the packet instructions that we could understand :S. Neither my husband or myself speak Italian unfortunately so we made an educated guess on those.
AND IT WORKED!
Every day we’ve been watering these dry, empty little tubs of soil, growing more and more disheartened each day. But this morning when I went to water the pitiful little things, it actually worked! And what’s even better is one of them is a tiny little Italian baby seedling! I don’t know why, but I feel so proud of the little things! This must be what it feels like to become a mother :’)
From left to right is Cucumber, Thyme and Basil.
Stay strong little guys!