HOW DOES MY GALLEY GARDEN GROW

HOW DOES MY GALLEY GARDEN GROW

Last sailing season I was so encouraged with the success of keeping my

basil plant alive onboard

(it seems to really like the humid environment)

that I decided to expand my efforts to include other herbs.

….I ordered some seeds.

…some little pots for my seedlings.
…and within a fews days, I had some encouraging results.

…sprouting continues to be my favourite growing method
and offers such a variety of crunchy shoots to add to salads and sandwiches.
Super easy to grow onboard too.
…pea shoots…

 

…alfalfa shoots…
…a mixture of seeds (broccoli, clover, radish & arugula) – left
…brown lentil shoots – top
and my favourite – delicate little Puy (French green) lentils – lower right.
With spring fast approaching I can now tell you with great confidence
that my seedling garden was an epic fail.
…well maybe not a total failure. I have some very dwarf-ish parsley.
All of the seeds began to germinate but that’s where the story ends.
I’m not sure why.
What I do know is that I’ll find myself another
already-grown pot of basil and maybe some parsely to bring onboard R.E.D.
this season
and consider that enough for now.

Basil swinging happily on the rails last summer.

 

 

2 responses to “HOW DOES MY GALLEY GARDEN GROW”

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