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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What's Growing at the Rusted Garden: The Indoor Herbs are 2 Weeks Old

I planted the perennial herbs (for my grow closet) that take a while to germinate and a good bit of time to mature to a good sized transplant on January 2nd. Here are some pictures 2 week into the process.

Perennial Herbs Under Grow Lights Day 1: Gary Pilarchik
Perennial Herbs 14 days Old: Gary Pilarchik

Oregano, Thyme, Parsley, Chives, Rosemary, and Lavender above and below. Not bad for 2 weeks out. You'll notice Rosemary and Lavender are very slow to germinate and can take over 21 days to sprout.

Oregano and Thyme 2 Weeks Growth: Gary Pilarchik
Chives 2 Weeks Old Under Grow Lights: Gary Pilarchik
Italian Flat Leaf Parsley: Gary Pilarchik
Rosemary 2 Weeks Old: Gary Pilarchik
Lavender: Gary Pilarchik

Why are these pictures important? At about 2 weeks you should see good activity under your grow lights.  These seeds germinated nicely and will be left alone for days at a time. The beauty of this grow closet is (or is that are) the lights are on timers and I bottom water. Right now I only need to water about 1x a week. They are on automatic so to speak. If you don't see progress after 2 - 3 weeks... start over.

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