The highlight of my gardening week was finally attempting a smell test to determine if what I thought were basil and cilantro were in fact such. Look at this thriving little basil bush. I picked a leaf from each plant, rubbed it between my fingers and smelled them. Wow, fresh from the garden really does smell sweeter. I can't wait until these mature enough for me to cook with them!
I also decided it was time to attempt this "thinning" activity my seed packets called for. The zinnia seeds were so small I basically scattered them wildly and figured I'd sort it out later. Some of them were coming up awfully close together and crowding one of my zucchini plants so I began my thinning there. Here is before and after.
But I just could not STAND the thought of throwing away those sweet little flower plants! So I tried my hand at transplanting. The flower boxes in front of my driveway were nothing short of pathetic, so I emptied them, put in new potting soil and moved these babies in. We'll see how they hold up. I am hoping come summer there will be flowers everywhere!