2. Chives – didn’t actually plant these, just took a pot that’s been growing for several years and is starting to look rather peaked, and divided it into three different pots. Hopefully that’ll encourage new life. If they grow well, I might put some in with other things for companion planting or I might just give a couple away.
2. Lettuce – I had a mixed packet of different types of seed, some of which was quite old, and I filled a somewhat bigger pot and scattered the stuff rather thickly across the whole surface and barely sprinkled some soil over it. I figure that germination is likely to be very low rate. If it grows more thickly, I might have to thin or transplant. But, more likely I’ll be lucky to get just a few plants.
3. Broccoli, kale, and Pak Choi, each in a separate container. Each planted quite thickly, if it comes up I’ll need to transplant the seedlings to grow to full size.
4. Swiss chard – a sprinking of different types, a mix of standard green chard and five-color silverbeet. Again, seeds very old, sprinkled very thickly and assumed low germination rates and plan to transplant if any germinate.
5. Herbs – savory, parsley, thyme, rosemary, oregano. Planted in small pots, if they grow I’ll figure out what to do with them.
If they grow, I have a couple ideas for what to do with them. I have a small supply of larger pots. I also have a bunch of plastic crates I used for moving. For the plastic crates, I was thinking of trying to devise some sort of self-watering setup – like, instead of drilling holes in the bottom, I would somehow create a water space at the bottom, maybe using old cans or something to prop up the soil, then use cotton rags (?) to wick up the water to the soil layer. Will have to research options fairly quickly if I’m to use that this growing season. More likely, this season will just be big plastic pots from the dollar store or big lots.
The worst part will be hauling bags of soil to the 4th floor!