$56 dollars later, I have three pots full of potting soil. One contains basil seeds, one contains dill seeds, and one contains flat-leaf parsley seeds. It was darned hot out there yesterday. I had to drink some water and lie down afterwards.
I've now had three different people tell me that seeds are problematic. At checkout, I told the clerk in the nursery that this was my first time planting anything in my adult life. He smiled, and said "Well, don't give up!" The people in line behind me laughed knowingly. "Good advice!" one exclaimed.
I called my parents proudly, to tell them that I'd actually planted something. As a geek, I am not known for my green thumb. Heck, I was proud of the prize-winning vegetables my farmer family grew in The Sims. My parents told me that they'd never had any luck with seeds, and that they always used baby plants.
Today, I told my co-worker, who'd been encouraging me to do some gardening. She said "if your little seeds should putter and fail to thrive, you can purchase little plants for a dollar and stick those in the dirt."
I'm getting a distinct vibe here, but we'll see what happens. Perhaps I can create a cheer for the little seeds: Go, go, little plants, grow! Germinate, germinate, yeeaah, germinate!
Think it'll work? :)