Bring the outdoors in by making this fresh kitchen herb garden basket. An easy way to have your favorite herbs right there while you’re cooking!
Not too long ago, I wanted fresh rosemary to make a pork roast and believe it or not, I could not find any. My grocery store and farmer’s market were completely out of stock. This might not happen in a larger city, but around here, it’s a normal occurrence. That’s when I decided it was time to plant a fresh kitchen herb garden basket so I could have my favorite herbs at my fingertips.
It took me a week or so to get my act together, so by the time I went back to the grocery, they had fresh rosemary, basil, and mint plants. I brought home one of each, not knowing exactly what I would do with them. Inspiration struck when I noticed this old basket in our basement.
It’s an old Longaberger market basket that I’ve had for years and it is missing its liner. No idea what happened to it! Anyway, it’s the perfect size for an herb garden so I came up with a liner solution. I cut pieces of Press ‘n Seal and applied them on the bottom and up the sides of the basket. I used a scissors to trim along the top of the basket and the end result was a nice, neat edge.
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After the potting soil and plants were added, I added drainage by slicing four slits in the press ‘n seal on the bottom of the basket. I set the whole basket in my kitchen sink and used the sprayer to water it. When it was finished draining, back it went on the kitchen counter. I may have to put it on the windowsill to get some extra sun, but that’s no problem. The plan is to keep these herbs alive until I can move them outside when it gets warmer.
A fresh kitchen herb garden basket is an easy way to bring something growing and green into your home. The faint scent of the herbs makes me smile when I walk into the kitchen…and I can’t wait to use them in my cooking.
On the menu this weekend: Rosemary Parmesan Chicken with roasted potatoes & carrots!
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