This is one of those projects that doesn’t really need a tutorial…but sometimes we just need a few suggestions to get the ball rolling. That’s what I’m doing here with my Indoor Mason Jar Herb Garden. I have wanted to grow herbs in my kitchen for a few years but never took the time to actually do it. It takes a little planning but not much. You know me…I don’t do anything that is very complicated. Here’s what you need: mason jars, marbles or small stones, herbs, potting soil. Optional is a carrier for your jars but more on that later.
First thing is to add marbles or stones to each jar, filling them about 1/4 full. This will allow the water to drop down under the soil so the roots don’t rot.
Next it’s time to get your hands a little dirty and add potting soil to the jars. As you can see in the image below, I left about 2 inches at the top to place the plants. This doesn’t have to be exact…just eyeball it. Now remove the herbs from their containers. Break off a good bit of the soil and loosen the roots. Carefully place the herbs in the jars and pat them down with your fingers so the root soil mixes a bit with the potting soil.
Give them a good drink of water and that’s it.
I’ve had this jar carrier for several years and I actually think it’s a milk bottle carrier. I bought it from one of the first friends I made online…Jody from The Petite Market. I don’t even remember how we met, but she’s been such a lovely friend and supporter of my blog. She doesn’t have any jar carriers in her shop right now, but she does have one sweet market basket that might work…or you can visit the link below to see more.
I am going to keep these jars inside for a few months and then probably re-plant them outside. I already used some rosemary to make Rosemary Potatoes and I felt very accomplished having my own herbs. I’ll be back in a few days with some little DIY herb garden markers. It’s a free printable so anyone can make them and you guessed it…they’re easy. (Hope you are smiling.)
One last thing before I go…I find myself in a period of transition since my mom died and it’s affected every part of my life, including my work. This world of blogs that I live in is pretty darn big…and after five years it’s getting harder to come up with original ideas. I’ve been thinking about this and here’s what I’ve decided…I’m just going to post what I like and what I think you will like. If it’s been done before, oh well. I always do a project from start to finish and put my own spin on it. I always take and edit my own photos. So in a sense, any project I post on this blog is original. I hope this is OK with all of you because I don’t really know how else to proceed. My original promise from when I started this blog still stands. I will always be honest and try my hardest not to waste your time. Time is the most precious thing in the world and I truly respect that. That’s one of the reasons you don’t see my posts filled with 20 images, one right after another. I get my point across with 6 – 8 images (sometimes less) unless it’s some sort of tour. So…onward and upward!
Thanks very much for your friendship…see you soon.
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