Potted Herb Garden
I love to use fresh herbs when I cook. Tear up a few fresh basils & place on my homemade spaghetti – makes my Italian dish extra fragrant and delicious. For that reason, I keep a small potted herb garden in the kitchen. It’s easy to grow potted herb garden and it actually saves you a lot of money. Just because it is an herb garden, it doesn’t have to be boring. I like to create a functional, yet attractive potted herb garden.
Here are the materials you will need:
- Fresh potted herbs
- Small container
- Potting soil
- Decorative river rocks, which you can purchase at any craft or hardware store
Again, I like to create a theme for my potted herb garden. Since I love to make Italian dishes, I gave my potted garden the Italian theme. I chose basil, flat leave parsley, rosemary, and sage as my plant materials. Next, I used a large used (omit this ‘used) tomato can as my container. I punched a few holes with a large nail at the bottom of the can for drainage. Fill the can with potting soil. Plant and arrange all your herbs in the container. Cover all the exposed soil with river rocks. This will not only dress up your potted herb garden, it will also prevent the soil from drying out too quickly. Use an old plate as saucer (what is this word, never heard of it?). Place the potted herb next to the windowsill. Water every 2 weeks.
That is it! You now can have fresh herbs whenever you need when you cook. Buono apetite!