In this picture you can see all the essential tools of a home gardener, including the Sharpie marker and kitchen spoon. I used the same seed starting mix and method as in the other pots, and planted 4 of fennel and 4 of basil. These are 2 crops I have only ever planted right into the soil, but we'll see how they do indoors. You can see that the cucumbers, planted too long before their time, continue to grow rapidly (upper right). Too bad they're likely to outgrow these little pots before it's warm enough to plant them outside.