Recently we have installed a rain water butt at school. So we now have plenty of water for the garden. But it is too cold and wet to start planting outside yet. We decided that we would try growing some indoor plants instead and that herbs for the kitchen would be really useful.
We thought that Herb Heads made from sawdust and recycled tights would be much cooler to look at on the window ledges so we included parsley, coriander, basil and chives. When they sprout, these herbs will become the hair on the Herb Heads.
We have been very careful to follow the planting instructions, kept the heads regularly watered, but not too wet or too dry. We have even been very restrained about picking them up when they don't need to be.
Sadly despite all of our care, more then 3 weeks later nothing has happened. (Yet!) We have really understood how hard it must be in countries where crops fail regularly even though the farmers try their very best to encourage their growth.
We will persevere with our herbs nevertheless. Meanwhile Teacher has made a Cress Head which we hope will sprout very soon. We will resow more herb seeds for the school garden when the weather becomes more suitable.
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