My Inside Garden – Day 14

I got really excited to watch my plants grow. This is Day 14 and here are the pictures below.

Rosemary (Day 14)

Rosemary

I have 5 baby Rosemary plants (is there a specific word for baby plants?) I’m not an expert on gardening and haven’t done a good job in the past. I hope my plants survive this year.

GardenDay14

I’ve gotten a lot of plants growing out of these. There are 3 tomato plants, 3 radish plants, 7 basil plants, and 9 spinach plants! I shouldn’t have planted a couple of seeds together because they came up close together. I wanted to separate them but I thought it is best to wait till it gets big – afraid to break it or mess it up.

I await for more days till it gets big…

My Inside Garden

My Inside Garden of Day 7

My Rosemary is growing. I’m so excited to see something green popping out of the seeds! I hope it is not hard work to get it going. I have made it a ritual to water it every day – just being easy on the watering.

Rosemary at Day 7

Rosemary

I have decided to grow another herb, Basil. I bought 3 more seeds to see if I can grow more at the same time. I have Tomatoes, Radish, and Spinach. I’m sure that Radishes and Spinach will grow big and need bigger space. I plan to buy a bigger pot to see if I can really grow the Radish and Spinach indoors. I have a sliding glass door that I can put the big pot next to for sunlight.

Day 7 Plants

Day 7 Plants

Now, I await and watch them grow…

Herb: Rosemary

I went into a Tractor Feed store yesterday to get some dog food and I stumbled upon a rack full of seeds from fruits, vegetables, and herbs. I wasn’t expecting to start a garden because I don’t have the time to dig up dirt and treat for any insects that may feast upon it. With my interest in gardening, I was lured to this area of this store. Next to the rack had some herbs that came with a tiny flower pot. I’m thinking what if I did a little garden inside the house? Less work to grow something? Just water it and be done?

Okay, I bought the herb kit that contain Rosemary. It included the tiny pot, seeds, and soil. It sounds simple, right? Why did I picked Rosemary? I remember a friend added the herb with her spaghetti sauce and it turned out with a great taste. But it wasn’t just Rosemary put in the food…

I looked up the information about this herb and this is what I found.

Herb: Rosemary

Herb: Rosemary

In the picture above, this is the Rosemary plant – almost like a Christmas tree. It has a pine-like fragrance.

Health Benefits:

Rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. Rosemary also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks. In addition, rosemary has been shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving concentration. So, the next time you enhance the flavor of some special dish with rosemary, congratulate yourself for a wise as well as delicious choice. —http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=75

 History about Rosemary: 

In ancient Greece, students would place rosemary sprigs in their hair when studying for exams, and mourners would also throw the fragrant herb into the grave of the deceased as a symbol of remembrance. In olde England, rosemary’s ability to fortify the memory transformed it into a symbol of fidelity, and it played an important role in the costumes, decorations and gifts used at weddings. Rosemary oil was first extracted in the 14th century, after which it was used to make Queen of Hungary water, a very popular cosmetic used at that time. In the 16th and 17th centuries, rosemary became popular as a digestive aid in apothecaries. —http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=75

Nutritional Profile:

>>Good source of Vitamin A

>>High in Iron

>>High in Calcium

>>High in B6

Okay, I have taken the herb kit apart and followed the instructions to put it together and set it on the window sill above the kitchen sink. Hopefully this turns out okay and be rewarded if I get to use it in my food. The cost of this kit was $3.99. Now, I have to give it time for it to grow.