Thursday, January 10, 2013

Seed Planting Experience

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Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013

pepper plant
My last surviving pepper
This is my first ever post about planting. Well it all began 9 weeks ago when I finally decided to buy seeds, pots and the soil.

Back in the Philippines, my mom loves to plant everything.  From fruit bearing trees, house plants and her pito-pito leaves. Even with lots of plants in our backyard, I actually don't have interest with them at all. My boredom in Singapore actually made me decide to give it a try.

Way back 9 weeks ago, I did the usual. Fill the pot with soil, sprinkle the seeds, cover a bit with soil then water it a bit. I was fortunate that my pepper and basil plants actually grew until the day I pampered them with fertilizer. You can check my plant photos for 9 weeks in Instagram @makoy913.  They actually all died except for one pepper plant.

Last day of 2012, I have decided to re-plant everything. This time I followed the trick from YouTube wherein you store your seeds in moisten tissue paper and keep it in a warm environment. Voila, after 5 days my basil easily sprouted so over the weekend I planted them.

seed planting tools
My seed planting tools (Soil, pots, sprouted seeds, scissors and mini-shovel)
basil seed sprouting
Basil seeds sprouted after 5 days (looks like bean sprouts right?)

Not surprisingly, just two days ago I finally saw my new basil herbs growing. Hopefully this time they won't die and can start cooking them!

basil herbs
Basil herbs planted on January 5th

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