I love to use fresh herbs in my cooking, and I love growing herbs in containers!! I can’t believe how much money I can save by growing my own herbs, especially when I start them from seed myself. This year I started my basil from seed, but now that I am a bit more brave, I will be starting many more from seed next year.
I found this galvanized bucket at a local thrift store for a couple bucks-score! I made sure it had plenty of drainage holes by using a large nail and hammer to punch through at least 7 holes in the bottom. I have some clay pot shards in the bottom to help with drainage, then filled it with Organic Miracle Grow potting soil.
I am also growing basil in a separate pot, which I started from seed. It was super easy, I just put some seeds in some potting soil, kept them moist and covered with plastic until they sprouted, then let them get strong (with at least one pair of true leaves) sitting on the window sill in my sunroom. I planted some in this small pot, and transplanted some into my garden. I can’t wait to make pesto and pair them with my home grown tomatoes (if I can keep my tomatoes growing…so far so good.)
Even if gardening isn’t your thing, growing herbs is easy and rewarding and it may be something you’d like to try. I’ll be posting on how I use my fresh herbs in the near future.
This post is linked to:
Trash To Treasure @ Reinvented
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home