I googled "starting with seeds" and found out that I was suppose to put them on top of some dirt then cover and let germinate in a dark, warm spot. I had just made deviled eggs so I filled the egg carton with dirt, put seeds on top, covered with the egg carton top then put on top of my refrigerator where I immediately forgot about them. The night before Easter, I am pulling out dishes and find this strange item with green leaves sticking out. I couldn't believe it-the germination part had worked. (Why had I thought this was so complicated?) The same excitement I got in grade school returned, giving me a ridiculous sense of accomplishment.
My window sills have always had some assortment of herbs but I did it the lazy (more expensive) way and bought mature plants. I get northern light which lasts a good portion of the day so replanting the seeds into a pot with more room and hope for the best. It's joining a few other plants- lemon balm, mint and basil in the window sill plant party and I am rooting them on!
Still unsure what is coming but the anticipation can't be beat.
Wish me luck as my thumb is only pale green.