When I planted each of these less than 18 months ago, they were from cute little 4″ pots, or even smaller transplants of my own. I over-pruned the sage in the back this spring (oops…) which created room for the rosemary to expand (and DH rarely cooks with rosemary.) The Italian Oregano made SO many seeds last year, I could plant an acre or more, and it’s starting up again. Nevermind those lovely purple trumpets on the Mexican Oregano, they can stay as they keep the bees, butterflies, and other flyers happy.
The volunteer Texas Hummingbird Sage and Thai Basil are popping up in some far-away places! Here they are fighting the good fight against some more Henbit.
And those green onions I had in a jar on the kitchen counter? They’ve earned a pot – right next to my new watering can that I like maybe a little more than a sane person should.
The tops of the onions made it onto a burger for DH the other day. I’m curious to see how many more times it will re-grow.
Speaking of re-growing? This guy had co-existed peacefully with five seed trays for the last month.
Notice I said “had.” This morning I was awoken by DH, who was obviously unhappy. When I inquired what was the matter, he said he had some bad news. I automatically started running various grandparents through my mind and then he explained that the truce was broken and four of my seed trays were demolished by the charming-looking feline pictured above.
I worked quickly, plucking the wee sprouts from the piles of tossed earth and replanting them in a resurrected tray. The cat has been locked in the other room all day. We’ll see how I feel about letting him out tomorrow.
Fingers crossed that the baby cauliflower, broccoli, lettuces, and greens recover. So much for keeping track of varieties this year…
Your poor seedlings! 😦
Oregano goes just as crazy in my garden. I’m still yanking seedlings out of the patio pavers!
Oh, those kitty cats. I lost some tomato seedlings one year…and they are toxic. Your herbs are inspirational to my tiny sprouts.
It took years for him to give in, and he had me fooled into thinking they were truly safe. I killed many herb sprouts before finding success with some (and finally just buying starts of others.) I wish your sprouts well!