As a first time gardener, maybe I need to learn patience as a virtue, especially when watching one's garden grow.
The rate at which my dill, chives, and oregano first sprouted, (about the 3rd week of May, within a week of starting the seeds).. I thought by mid summer I'd be bragging and sharing my homemade eats made with my own herbs from my patio!
Alas, the oregano i gave up on when it finally was blown off my balcony during a storm and the dill and chives, though they've continued to grow out and upward, still look puny and spindly to me.
How do I tell when I can use them, or might they be needing something more from me?? Thanks a bunch for any ideas!