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Monday, May 7, 2012

Indoor Herb Container Garden - How To.

Monday, Monday!
 Another crazy start to the week around here! Why is it, that Monday's are always the most insane mornings? I swear, it's like the wheels have fallen off the cart over the weekend!!

Anyhow, today I wanted to show you a little project I did on Friday. I have wanted to do an indoor herb container garden of some type for a while now. 

A week or two ago, I found a cute basket while at an antique store, and decided to use it to contain my herbs. I just needed to find an insert, and create some drainage for it, and I knew it would look great. 

Here's the finished product...


I found some organic herbs, and some small ivy plants for a nice mixture.

Here is what I used to make my herb container garden...
 I needed to find a bowl shallow enough to fit inside the basket, but with a wide opening at the top.
 I found one on sale for $7. I liked that it was metal, since I knew I could easily poke drainage holes in it.

 I just used a large nail and a hammer.
 Found a 12 inch saucer at the Dollar Store for the bottom, and lined it with small rocks.


 See how perfectly that fits together? Love it when that happens! 
 I used a variety of herbs. I bought Basil, Lemon Thyme, Peppermint, and Tricolor Sage. Then I mixed in 3 small ivy plants.


Now when I need fresh herbs for cooking, I can just reach over, and pluck some right off of my indoor herb pot! ... And *bonus*, it looks really pretty sitting on my counter! :-)




 Ta-da! I love it!

 I think I will make a couple more for outside, so that I can have a wide variety of herbs to cook with. Stay tuned!
Hope you have a FABULOUS week!!
xo
-Lisa
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17 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! May have to do that also!

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    1. You should! You have a green thumb!
      xoxo-Lisa

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  2. I have been trying and trying to grow herbs from seeds. I can see I'm going to have to go buy starters. I'm getting nothing. Yours are beautiful and I'm jealous. :-)

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    1. Yep, just break down and buy starters! I am so in need of immediate gratification, that I'm just not a seed girl! ;-) haha!
      xo-Lisa

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  3. What a fabulous idea! Love the idea edible planters!

    And your comment on my blog cracked me up!

    :)

    Linda

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    1. :-) If you need the words to Go Dog Go, or One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, let me know! I can't remember where I left my reading glasses, but Dr. Suess is seared into my brain, along with all of the lyrics to my son's favorite shows.
      God knows I need more brain space for the important things, but for some reason, I have no problem recalling useless info like random trivia, kids books, songs, or every Friends line ever written!
      xo-Lisa

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  4. This is so great Lisa! Amazing that all of your project components really worked together so well. I, too, love it when that happens...even though it doesn't all that often. ;)

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    1. The planets really aligned on this one! I couldn't believe it myself. I have WAY more flops than great successes!
      I do love the way it turned out!
      xo-Lisa

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  5. Looks beautiful, Lisa. Herb gardens are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! I got the basket at Aubergine! :-)
      xo-Lisa

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  6. Very nice! I can smell the herbs now, can't wait to get mine going but I'll probably put them outside.

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    1. I think I am going to do another big pot outdoors as well!
      xo-Lisa

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  7. Your little garden is so cute! I've been meaning to put one of these together, now I surely will, thanks for the inspiration! I'm now following!

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie! It was super easy! I think it will be fun to have!
      xo-Lisa

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  8. Wow, this came together so beautifully! I'm working on one for my back deck, but now I think I want one for inside, too. :)
    Thanks for sharing, Lisa!
    xo Heidi

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    1. That's funny, cause I was going to make one for outside! :-)
      Great minds!
      xo-Lisa

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  9. Will the plants survive if they don't get any sun? Will you have to put it outside every once in a while?

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I love reading all of your thoughtful comments!