The seeds that I bought at the store, however, have been doing very well. I split the tomato seeds between two pots and put the basil seeds all in one. I know I should have bought those little seedling containers that look like ice cube trays, but I wanted to use the pots I had in the backyard.
I also wanted to try something new - I recycled a salsa jar and used that as a pot! It worked pretty well; the basil is growing nicely and the dirt stays wet for days. Well, actually, It worked well until I had to transfer the basil plants to a bigger pot. I should have probably used a spoon or something to get the seedlings out, but instead I went at it with a shovel and they all kind of fell out. Some seedling stems snapped, the others I had to cram back into the dirt, so needless to say, they're not doing so well right now.
I then had to get the garden plot outside ready. I pulled all of the weeds and turned over the dirt, so it's ready to go. And some parsley is already growing in the garden plot! I didn't realize it would come back every year. My mint grew back nicely too, but it's doing something kinda funny. When I bought my peppermint plant last year, it grew in a vine. When it grew back this year, it grew straight up and it actually looks like a spearmint plant. Any thoughts?
Anyway, the weather seems to be getting warmer, and I wanted to bring my plants outside now they're getting bigger. However, when I went to weed my plot, I noticed my tiny basil plants, the ones that I mangled, now have holes in the leaves! Stupid bugs. So I might keep the tomato plants inside a little longer.
Right now I have parsley, basil, mint, chives, and tomatoes for my garden, and I'm going to get some cucumber seeds for the garden as well. I am certainly not going back to zucchini because it was such a failure last year, but does anyone have any suggestions for what else I can plant? I think I can fit one more thing...