This following is visual proof of two things.
1) The $1 Bin section at Target is a fun place
2) Anyone can grow Chives. If I can make something grow, so can you.
It always feels silly to buy herbs at the store… They’re a little expensive, I rarely use a whole bunch anyways, and then 1/2 ends up in the compost pile. You think “It makes so much more sense to just grow herbs and pick as much as you need when you need it.” The thought crosses my mind every time I see a recipe calling for fresh herbs.
But I am not a gardener.
BUT when I saw the little pot/soil pellet/packet of seed for $1 at Target, I thought maybe I could be a gardener. Chives are yummy sprinkled on a loaded backed potato, or in a cheddar cheese biscuit.
After about a week, I started seeing results! Hooray!
The little seed packet comes with way more seeds than that little pot could hold, so I planted an additional little tray of chives. Look at then go!
I love salsa too, so for another $1 I got a packet of Cilantro seeds. As long as I’m gardening, I might as well grow things I’d want to eat!
After seeing how simple it is to grow Chives, I think they would be a great candiate for Plantable Paper (on my craft to-do list). You make homemade paper, but mix seeds into the paper pulp. That way, once the letter/card has been enjoyed, it can be planted into the ground.
Easy giftable herb garden FTW!