Sam and I were inspired on Earth Day to buy a self watering herb kit at Target. We had high hopes, but tempered expectations. You never really know how things will go when you buy a kit on the clearance shelf. Luckily our results have far exceeded expectations. :)
Week 1 -- The instruction booklet said the mint would grow much slower than the basil. You have to squint a little to see the mint amongst the pebbles.
Week 2 -- Making good progress.
Week 3 -- I forgot to take a picture.
Week 4 -- I am beginning to think the mint is a bit of a show off.
I think the basil will need to move into a real pot soon because the roots are starting to fill the jar. The slower growing mint gets a little more time in her jar. Sam has been helping me every weekend to empty the jars and refill with fresh water a little bit of fertilizer. All in all, Sam is quite pleased with the experiment. And Greg cannot wait to use some homegrown, fresh herbs in his kitchen. The basil will be ready around Week 7 and the Mint by Week 12. :)