In April, I posted about how excited I was to be planting 30 little pods for a kitchen herb garden. And then I posted about how excited I was that they all sprouted! I had dreams of bountiful herbs accompanying some of my favourite kitchen dishes. My dreams were dashed as all but 4 dill plants wilted and died. “Oh well,” I thought, “I love dill!”. Then the dill died this week.
At least Joseph’s dreams of crushing and destroying the seedlings were realized. I figured at least someone should get some satisfaction from these little pods. And boy, did he really enjoy ripping those things apart!
I am disappointed. I was so excited to have a project in which I could nurture something and watch it grow, but also be rewarded by it’s growth with some delicious outcomes. I think the seedlings failed because a) my windowsill was too cold and b) I don’t get enough sunlight to really help those little seedlings along.
Disappointed, but not crushed. I will successfully cultivate seedlings someday. Even if it is 5 years down the road when we have a house with a perfect south-facing window. I will realize my dream and become a gardner.
Until then, I am off to Home Depot to buy some beautiful, lush herb plants and some cute windowsill planters 🙂