Question by PDY: Indoor kitchen herb garden help?
I love fresh herbs and have an outdoor kitchen herb garden in the spring and summer each year. So I’ve become spoiled and no longer want to use dried, store bought herbs. This year I decided to make one indoors. I planted seeds of common kitchen herbs (parsley, rosemary, marjoram, etc) per seed package directions. They are in small pots on my kitchen counter with a grow light over them. I watered them thoroughly two days ago when I planted the seeds and assume I should water them a bit each day.
My questions: How long should it take before something green peeps out? Should I cover the pots with plastic wrap as suggested on one website to keep in moisture and heat? Anything else I should be doing.
Thanks for any help. I’ve never done seeds before – have always planted plants in the outdoor garden.
Answer by Tigger
Congratulations on your new garden!
Plastic wrap might help, if the temperatures are starting to get cool or even cold. But be careful: You don’t want to cook your little seedlings. Germination usually occurs within 7 to 10 days. There should be something on the seed packets.
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