What gardening can teach us about the basics of taking care of ourselves. I planted spinach, carrots, broccoli and basil seeds in indoor pots about a month ago. I mixed the soil, planted the seeds, watered, and then put the grow lights on. It turns out that I had the right mix of the basic things these seeds needed to get started for most of the pots! All but one pot have seeds that are sprouted. They continue to grow and they will soon be transplanted into a shared garden.