Germination 2008

This year (implying previous years) I am attempting to foster growth to thyme, rosemary, cilantro, tomatoes and carrots. I still have 4 basil plants from last year's seeds and the thyme lasted 9 months.
The carrots look like a bad idea for the summer as they don't like heat -I read this after I planted- so I will attempt them again in autumn and we'll just see what happens. It also seems that I will have to provide artificial light.For my own reference I will post each plant's ideal conditions:
THYME: Grow in full sun in rocky or sandy soil with good drainage.
ROSEMARY: To successfully keep as a houseplant, place in a bright window or under a plant light. Mist frequently and water when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. A cool, well-ventilated spot is best. Harvesting the tips of the branches will encourage bushier growth.
CILANTRO: Grow in light soil with lots of organic matter and excellent drainage. Organic matter, such as compost, will help the soil retain moisture and improves the soil texture. Like most herbs, it prefers full sun.
TOMATO: Like most vegetables, the plants do best in full sun, in soil enriched with organic matter. They like regular watering, and need a lot during hot weather. Tomatoes are great candidates for container gardening because they are heat tolerant. Choose a container that holds at least 3 to 5 gallons of soil, and has drainage holes in the bottom.
CARROTS: Carrots are cool-weather plants. Growing them in really warm weather results in a woody texture and poor flavor and color. Carrots prefer a sunny site, but they can be grown in partial shade.

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