Week 4: Transplanting Herbs

The weather in Central PA has been gorgeous…sunny with mild and warm temperatures. So with that in mind, I felt it was time to transplant my herbs (Basil, Cilantro & Parsley) into pots to be kept outside. In the event we have freezing temperatures, I’ll bring in the pots.

These sit right outside of my kitchen. Easy access for cooking purposes.

Let me just preface the following photos with the comment…this is my second year gardening and much like last year, this is a big experiment.  I accept that I may be doing something wrong… but hey, I’m human.

When I first started the herb seeds inside, I ran out of cowpots so I improvised with plastic bottles. I certainly wasn’t thinking about how I was to get the seedlings out when it was time to transplant.

Just how do you expect me to take you outta there Parsely?!

So the process was a bit messy. I cut the bottles down the middle and split open the sides. Which was…minorly effective.

Basil container is split. Note the beautiful plastic bag lingering for no real reason.

Hard to tell but there is a little root system happening in there.

I used Miracle Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix in 3 different sized pots. Why? Well because it’s aesthetically pleasing and since I use each of these herbs in varying degrees I placed each appropriately. The Basil is in the biggest pot, Parsley in the medium pot and Cilantro in the smallest pot.

When transplanting I filled each pot with dirt and made a little hole to put the seedling

Hey there Basil, take a look at your new home!

 The end result:

Cilantro in it's new pot.


Next week I think I may plant some of my seedlings. It seems as if the weather will be staying warm and nice through Mother’s Day.  At the moment the seeds I sowed directly in ground are sprouting!

Super Salad Mix

Big Top Carrots


The Beet Goes On...

The Spring On-Yum sprouts were hard to see so you’ll just have to wait on those.

In closing I leave you with a picture of Pepper, the guardian of the garden. When rabbits, groundhogs or other fuzzy creatures appear, she vanquishes them! That-a-girl Pep! 🙂


About VeggieKim

I am a twenty-something gal living in Central Pennsylvania aspiring to have my own edible garden. Follow me thru my trials and tribulations as I journey from seed to harvest.
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2 Responses to Week 4: Transplanting Herbs

  1. Justin Kovaleski says:

    Looks good! All of my in-garden seedlings have sprouted as well (onions, carrots, broccoli, brussels, cilantro, beans, spinach. The cukes didn’t, but I realize I planted them too soon. I’ve also started my indoor seedlings for the warm-weather veggies.

    Keep it up!

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