Day 17: Growing Garlic Chives Indoors – Baby Sprouts
Apologies for the lack of update these past few days. I have been extremely busy so it wasn’t until today when I was able to find some time to post about the latest updates. Today, I have some good and bad news. Starting with the bad news, my cilantro project pretty much ended before it began. After transplanting the cilantro soils to potted soil, I saw no sign of life for almost a week. I am guessing the cilantro seeds got too bruised while it was getting transplanted. You really do have to be careful when you are dealing with seed germination! The good news is that there are plenty of sprouts appearing from my garlic chives seeds. Here’s a photo of what they look like right now.
As you can see, I have two healthy sprouts growing in the pot shown above. I also have another pot that has one garlic chive sprout. It’s really exciting to see them grow, especially when their size was less than an inch a few days ago! Apparently, they grow about 1 and 1/2 feet tall. I’ll need to find a way to support the vertical growth of these plants.
Here are some tips I have for others who are growing similar types of plants indoors. First, make sure you don’t put too much water into the soil. This could destabilize the soil structure and prevent the plant roots from establishing a foundation in the soil. I usually water my plants once every two or three days. I’ll probably have to water more frequently once they start to mature though. Another important tip I have is in regards to the room temperature. Taking the garlic chives as an example, it is important to maintain a temperature of around 40 to 85 degrees. This would obviously be different for every plant. I encourage you to do a search online and be aware of the optimal growth conditions of specific plants.
That’s all the update I have for now! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about growing herbs indoors. I expect to create another blog update in a week or two. Don’t be too shocked to see a totally different plant by then.