We are planting herbs in the planter. We used seeds. It takes longer than with plants but we already had the seeds. We put plastic over the seeds to make the water cycle so the seedlings would grow.
I chose parsley, basil, chammomile and lemon balm for the planter. I made plant markers so we would know what herb was planted in each spot.
Some seeds go in the soil. Some go on top of the soil. Usually, the bigger seeds go deeper and tiny seeds are up on top of the dirt.
Once the soil is wet, we put plastic wrap on top and waited a long time. The basil came up first, then the chammomile. The lemon balm was next and the parsley was last. It took about 2 weeks.
I will keep my seedlings watered and they will grow into herbs for salad, tea and pasta. They will have a lot of flavor. When it is warm outside, we can put the pot outside, but right now, it is snowing and it's cold.