Normally I buy grown plants for herbs, but decided to try them from seed this year. I was wondering how you guys start your seeds?
I have lemon balm, peppermint, catnip, lavender, chamomile, sage, and I'm going to go back to the nursery for fennel seeds. My hope was to get them started indoors soon, in a small indoor greenhouse with supplemental lighting. I also stocked up on those degradable Jiffy pots (just the pots. I'm going to mix my own soil), thinking they could be useful to avoid disturbing roots too much during transplanting. I have 2" pots and 3" pots. Would the 2" pots be suitable for getting some of these started? Or will that be too small by the time I'm able to relocate them outside? (On average, most things go outside near the middle-end of May assuming temperatures are cooperating).
My intention is also to grow these in pots the entire time. I was thinking either 10" or 12" pots, to try to keep them contained, as I'm the only one that will be using them. I'm also hoping to make use of the awkward space behind my house that's been unused this entire time, so hoped to keep the plants smaller and manageable.
I regularly grow different varieties of Basil in similarly sized pots and they always do well. However, those are always purchased as grown plants and are just put directly in their permanent pots.
I haven't done much for herb gardening other than Basils and my giant patch of Oregano (thankfully I use a lot of that