Friday, June 3, 2016

My Hanging Herb Garden


On a trip to the local thrift shop several months ago, I found this beautiful six-tiered plant stand. It was only $2, so even though I have a brown thumb, I knew I needed to have it. It was hanging on the wall of the sunroom, empty, until this week. That's when my inspiration hit.


I've always wanted a kitchen garden so I could grow my herbs, and this is the perfect time to get started. I'll start them in here and then transplant them outside when they outgrow their containers.


Each pot has a plastic drip pan underneath it since the hanger has metal grates for its shelves. Then I put a single layer of rocks in the bottom for drainage.



And added dirt almost to the top. I planted cilantro, basil, chamomile, parsley, oregano and cumin seeds as directed on their packages. I also tucked the seed packet onto the shelves with them so they won't get mixed up and I can still have the manufacturer's directions close at hand. I can't wait to see how well they grow, as the sunroom is just that - warm and sunny!

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