Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Creating a Window Sill Herb Garden Using Mason Jars

I told you before that I am the worst gardener on the planet.  I somehow manage to kill everything.  The herb garden we planted outside last summer was no exception.  Between the hot, hot sun and the flooding downpours of rain, my little garden didn't stand a chance...and having me as the gardener wasn't any help for the poor plants.

For dinner one night this week, I am planning to make One Pot Spaghetti so I needed to pick up some fresh basil since we haven't picked up plants for our vegetable and herb gardens.  While at the market, I grabbed 2 bundles of basil.  One for myself and one for my mom.

I was in a hurry and didn't read the package, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that what I thought was simply a bunch of cut basil actually turned out to be a live plant with roots and an ice cube sized mound of dirt.  Following the directions on the bag, I filled a vase or cup-in my case a mason jar- with an inch of water and the plant. I then placed it in a sunny window.  I chose to place it on the windowsill next to our kitchen table as the window near my kitchen sink tends to get a bit cluttered.

The jar pictured above is my mom's, I didn't take a picture of mine yet.  I love how simple and pretty it looks in the window and can't wait to get back to the store to pick up a few more herb plants to add to my simple little herb garden.  I sure hope that they can survive my black thumb!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the Basil in the mason jar, would make some nice gifts

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