Not too long ago I published a post on Micro Greens as one way to have a little garden in your kitchen. Here in Michigan the winter is long and we have a few more months before many herbs can be grown outside. Using herb disks is an easy way for me to have a few young herbs in my kitchen.
The herb disks below come in two sizes depending on where you buy them. Johnny’s of course and Natural Gardening Company were my two sources. You get a good seed starting mix; place your disk on top of the soil, add a little more soil on top of the disks and water gently. I usually water with a spray bottle until the plants are established. Place in a south facing window or under gro-lights and before you know it you will have small plants.
Below I am growing basil, chives, thyme, parsley and dill. I started them in the bright sunlight and moved them to gro-lights once they sprouted. I have used seed tapes in my outdoor garden – how nice it was to have evenly spaced carrots and I did not have to thin them! I am a little heavy with the seeds!
These seed disks and/or tapes are more expensive and not practical for a big garden. I now have a rather small raised bed garden and a separate herb garden so I can justify buying these. I have fun in my kitchen with all of my gadgets and also combining gardening with recipes I love to make.
March 23, 2016 – in just a few weeks my herbs are growing fast. Almost ready to pinch the basil…
April 6, 2016 – a month after I planted these seed disks. I highly recommend them for your garden, inside or outside 🙂