Growing your own herbs is incredibly satisfying. Not only do they take up very little space, they take your cooking to new heights as you start experiment with different flavor profiles, you can even read our guide to choosing your own here.
Here are 10 ideas for planting up your own, small space herb garden.
1 onion (chopped) 2 sticks of celery (chopped) 2 large carrots (diced) 2 russet potatoes (diced) 2 cloves of garlic (crushed) Handful of winter greens (chopped) 1 can of chopped tomatoes (14 oz or 400g) 1 cup of pasta shells 2 cans of chicken broth (33 3/4oz or 1L) 2 sprigs of fresh thyme Basil pesto Parmesan Olive oil Salt Pepper
Step 1: Place a large pot on a medium heat, add onion, celery, carrots and potatoes to the pot with a splash of olive oil and cook for 8-10 minutes. Continue Reading
Even though summer is on the wane, that doesn’t mean we still can’t plant an herb garden. Like this one! So colorful and lively it will keep summer in your heart all autumn and winter long. I also like how it serves as a window treatment as well. Check it out:
Wanna make one? This is what’cha need:
tin containers with plastic lids (like coffee cans)
Have you seen those AreoGarden deals? They’re usually displayed in stores with plastic ‘herbs’ growing in them, which only highlights the less than aesthetically pleasing design of the contraption itself. Studio Shulab has come up with a 2 in 1 alternative that actually looks good.
The lamp uses LED and the center bit telescopes so you can raise it as your herbs grow higher. It’s in the concept stage right now, but hopefully it will be available soon. Continue Reading
I’m charmed by this Spicelab bar from PurposeDesign, featured in the Etsy Storque. Sure, it’s not the only of its kind, but its construction is inspiring for DIY attempt, or not overpriced if you just wanna purchase one.
So cute and easy to make, this tower will add interest and verticality to any garden. Supplies are minimal and include:
A tall, sturdy rod about 66″ tall. 1 – 12″ round clay pot. 4 – 10″ clay pots. Potting soil.
To assemble the Tipsy Tower, first drive the metal rod into the ground; then thread the pots onto the rod, starting with the 12″ pot and filling with soil as you go. Add your favorite plants and you’re done! Continue Reading
Abi from CraftyCrafty muses, “Dream pillows were used in olden days for fairytale maidens to rest their heads on as they slept. Nowadays, they’re just great for anyone with the sort of full-on, stressful lifestyle that leads to insomnia. Using the fabric of your choice…cut two equal sized sheets depending on the shape you want your pillow to take, stitch along three sides of the material, then turn it right the side out.”
Then, stuff with a combination of aromatic dried herbs, teas, flowers, and essential oils. Continue Reading
These sweet little Eggling Plants from Wrapables caught my eye recently. They come with packets of seeds ready for sowing, a ‘fortified peat mixture’ and little terra cotta trays in which to nestle. They’re 1.75″ by 2″, the size of an extra large chicken egg, and are sold in sets of three for herb and flower collections ($29.95) and singly for the cactus offering ($9.95). Sure, these eggs are made of ceramic, which means they’re durable, BUT to save the 30 bucks, how about using REAL eggs as planters? Continue Reading