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So I tried to sprouting before, sort of. I  talked about it before “Oregano Sprouts” But they died.

I bought this sprout pack and seeds like 3 months ago I think. Never used it because I just hadn’t had time. Till now.

So here is my adventure in sprouting, that actually worked! “I didn’t kill them!!!” (I have such a black thumb)

So here’s what we start with.

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So this totally isnt my idea nor is it my pictures.  But I found this while bouncing around looking at easy tips for getting started with gardening.

I am of the mind that you should start on a small scale if you don’t really know what your doing, buy books, do research and talk to people.

The reason that I think that this is such a good idea is because you can do it in your house, near any window and its a cheap easy way to get started with gardening.

The page I found this on was an untitled document page. I don’t even realize that anyone could see it. I’m not trying to take information from anyone’s page (If you know the address that this page came from, please let me know and I will give proper kudo’s, its just that I found this at work, saved all the pics and data and emailed it to myself. Its easier than making notes (which I do a lot, but notes are time consuming) Bookmarking ar work is difficult because I cannot research further from home.

I appreciate finding things like this though and being able to share it, I think over all it enhances the ability to share without having to charge anyone for what I find, and it makes it easier for people just starting out to find all of the information they are looking for without finding snippets of information in 100 different places (or more).

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I thought that I would announce, that my oregano sprouts died.  I forgot about them.  they were in a brown standing back with a plastic bag and they were in a corner. I should have put them somewhere more prominent. I am going to continue to try.  I WILL get better at it.  I am certain that I will.

I was reading over some of my posts and realized that I never followed up on that. I messed it up and I should take responsibility. We are all going to falter and flop. Its trying again and not worrying about the previous mistakes that helps us to persevere.

Okay So I bought a sprouting tray and a 2 lb sampler of different seeds for sprouting but I just havent had the time. I even bought a book about sprouting.

The thing is… I want to get into planting and seeds. I have a black thumb. I either love plants to death (water and sun them too much to often) or I forget about them, or I try not to water them to much to avoid the black death but in doing so kill them that way instead.

I know that seeds and sowing is an important skill to have “Just in case” but my thing is just keeping things alive.

I was at a local grocery store recently, (Fresh and Easy) which I like because they have decent prices on veggies and fruit, and its really close to my house. So I found this little oregano in a bag planting thing. You rip the bag top off, pour the seeds and gently cover them, cover the bag with a plastic bag and wait 3 or 4 days, then uncover, carefully water and place in the sun to grow and turn green….

ITS GREEN… They are tiny but omg I actually made something grow from a seed. This is very exciting. I think I need to take the time to make sprouts now. I actually really like sprouts and I think that I could really get into them for salads and more often on sandwiches and other stuff.

My next plan is a book on the local stuff to grow here and start actually buying the seeds. I need to do a little garden patch in the back yard, its a waste not to have one in the entire acre of the backyard.

Hopefully the Oregano growns to full size.

I’m going to try to read the book I have on gardening and sowing seeds.