Friday, we worked in the yard after trying out the new to us tool. Wonderful sewed some grass in bare spots and I worked on my herb garden. I planted a few herbs in the garden but I really wanted some closer to the house so I decided to use what I had and see what I could come up with on the patio. I found a plastic rectangle planter, not too cute but great for the herbs. We also have lots of loose brick stacked up around the yard that will someday be used in a yet to be decided permanent project. I was inspired by the project Mr. Wonderful did here to disguise the utility box at our old house.
I knew I wanted to raise the plastic container a bit, the first thing I did was build a brick platform, but decided that was a waste of brick, so I found two old plastic planters the same size and used them to lift the planter. Efficient use of available materials but super ugly. I placed the brick on the patio to determined my size and then basically just started building up! I am very pleased with how it turned out considering I used all found materials.
I purchased potting soil and a few herbs including Rosemary, mint, lavender, and Greek oregano. I had previously bought seeds for basil, cilantro, thyme and sage. I also bought a couple of flowers from the clearance rack to add a little color and to under plant the tree that I already had. I can't wait for my herb garden to grow! Not only will it be convenient to the kitchen for cooking and grilling, I have also read that many herbs repel mosquitoes! A great addition to the patio all the way around!
I realize in most of the country it is still a bit early to plant, when do you start your outside planting? Do you have any tips for me planting herbs in pots? I would love to hear from you!
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